Core/Foundation Training for Caseworkers: Adoption
Resources include core/foundation training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on adoption, including information on transracial adoption, intercountry adoption, postplacement support, and other strategies for working with members of the adoption triad. Resources include State and local examples.
Adoption 101 (PDF - 2350 KB)
North American Council on Adoptable Children (2004)
Trains child welfare workers and other community members to be more responsive to the needs of adopted children and to work more effectively with their families.
Getting More Parents for Children From Your Recruitment Efforts: Practitioner's Guide (PDF - 2720 KB)
Collaboration to AdoptUsKids (2003)
Presents a results-based approach for supporting prospective adoptive parents throughout the adoption process, from initial inquiry to final approval for placement.
The Intercountry Adoption Journey: Hague-Compliant Training From NCFA
National Council for Adoption (2007)
Offers training for adoptive parents or adoption professionals on the Hague Convention and its requirements, as well as other topics relevant to the intercountry adoption process. Paid registration required.
Postadoption Training for Community Service Providers: An Adoption Training Curriculum
Adoption Exchange (2003)
Reviews considerations for providing postadoption support to adoptive families, addressing issues such as child development and individual and family characteristics that influence adoptive parenting.
State and local examples
Enhancing Positive Outcomes in Transracial Adoptive Families
California Social Work Education Center (2004)
Provides information about the experiences and challenges of transracial adoptive families with the goal of improving the quality of services and supports provided to these unique families.
Missouri AdoptCare Network Training: Building a Network of Professionals Ready to Serve Missouri's Adoptive Families
Missouri Adoption Exchange & Missouri Adoptcare Network (2003)
In Making the Family Connection: A Project to Retain and Support Minority Children in Adoptive Families: Final Project Report
Presents a training program to promote awareness of issues for adopted children and their adoptive parents, focusing on the elements of effective adoptive parenting, child development, emotional challenges, psychosocial diagnoses and treatment, and postplacement support.
Perspectives: Keys to Success in Expediting Adoptions
Florida's Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice (2008)
Presents a video training on tools, strategies, and creative ideas used in Duval County, Florida, to successfully improve permanency outcomes for children. Handouts include sample forms and other documentation.
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