This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Adopting older children can be both rewarding and challenging. What factors should parents thinking about adopting an older child consider? In this course, Debbie Riley, Executive Director of The Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE), defines who is considered an older child and talks about how you can help him or her transition into your family.
This course includes:
- What age qualifies as older?
- How much information is given to foster-to-adopt parents?
- How much information is typically known about a child’s early life in domestic adoptions? International adoptions?
- What is the best way for an older internationally adopted child to learn English and how does that affect school?
- What are the differences between domestic and international older child adoption?
- How can perspective parents find an older child to adopt?
- How can parents find an adoption-competent therapist?
- What issues do older adopted children face?
- Is adopting out of birth order advisable?
- How can parents prepare older children from the adoption of a child?
- How common is sexual abuse in orphans and what issues do sexually abused children face?
- Adopting older children in sibling groups
- Staying in contact with the birth family
- Attachment issues and older children
- What can parents do to help their adopted child adjust to their new life?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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