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 a toddler or preschool aged child presents unique attachment challenges. They are too young to truly understand what is happening to them, but old enough to be upset by the new surroundings and people. In this course, Deborah Gray, author of Attaching in Adoption and Nurturing Adoptions, talks about the special challenges of adopting a preschool aged child and what parents can do to help their child attach and bond.
This course includes:
- How much does age affect a child’s ability to attach?
- How does age change what children do to create attachment?
- Does the intellectual awareness of an older child make the transition to an adoptive family more difficult?
- Do children form attachments with caretakers at an orphanage?
- How long does it take for adopted children to start to attach to their parents?
- How old is too old to reintroduce a child to a bottle?
- How should parents discipline newly adopted children?
- Can depression issues mimic attachment issues?
- Secondary adoption after a disrupted adoption
- How can parents prevent dissociation?
- Where do you draw the line between attachment and control issues?
- Do parents experience attachment issues?
- How important is it to promote attachment through co-sleeping?
- What is the relationship between attachment issues and ADHD?
- How can parents best deal with children who overreact to simple injuries?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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