Educating Adoption Professionals & Families

Price: $40.00
Educating Adoption Professionals
David Brodzinsky, PhD ~ Online Web Lecture ~ 1.5 Hrs ~ $40

The online web lecture training is designed to meet the needs of working mental health, human service, medical and other adoption professionals and educators, as well as pre and post adoptive parents while meeting continuing education needs and/or pre-adoptive training needs. You work at your own pace to complete the training. The training was recorded from one of our live web training sessions.

Our training materials are developed with our Mission in mind: 1) to inform public opinion; 2) promote ethical practices and legal reform; and 3) translate policy into action. The goal of our training is to put research into action.

About Dr. David Brodzinsky: Dr Brodzinsky is Professor Emeritus of Developmental and Clinical Psychology and past Director of the Foster Care Counseling Project at Rutgers University. He also was a founding director and served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in New York City.

Currently, he is Research and Project Director for the Institute. For the past three decades, his research and scholarly writing has focused primarily on issues related to the adjustment of adopted and foster children and their families. He is especially well known for his research on developmental and family issues related to adopted children’s adjustment.

About the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute: The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, founded in 1996, is a national not-for-profit organization devoted to improving adoption policy and practice. The Adoption Institute's mission is to provide leadership that improves adoption laws, policies and practices - through sound research, education and advocacy - in order to better the lives of everyone touched by adoption. In order to achieve its goals, the Institute conducts and synthesizes research; offers education to inform public opinion; promotes ethical practices and legal reforms; and works to translate policy into action. Over the past decade the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute has made numerous contributions to the adoption field, including the first national survey on public perceptions of adoption; an award-winning website; influential conferences on ethics in adoption, and the impact of prenatal drug and alcohol exposure; books, journal articles and publications including original research on critical adoption issues.

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Learning Objectives

- Learn ways to incorporate this module into their own training programs for prospective adoptive parents and experienced adoptive parents

- Have an understanding of some of the psychological, developmental and medical challenges that adopted children may experience

- Learn about resources to assist professionals in understanding and addressing these psychological, developmental and medical challenges with adoptive parents

- Teach prospective adoptive parents about adopting a specific child

- Know where to go for more information