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%)
It is crucial for adoptive parents to talk about adoption with their children, but knowing how to start can be difficult. Lifebooks can help parents start those important discussions with children of all ages. In this course, Carrie Kitze, editor of EMK Press, discusses lifebooks, how to make them and what sort of information to include in one.
This course includes:
- What are adoption lifebooks?
- Is it enough to wait for our kids to ask questions about adoption?
- When should you start the conversation about adoption?
- When is the best time to prepare an adoption lifebook?
- Should lifebooks be written at the toddler level or elementary school level or older?
- What is the best form for an adoption lifebook?
- What resources are available to help you write a lifebook?
- What information absolutely must be included?
- What is the difference between a lifebook and scrapbook?
- The difference between secret and private
- How can parents share difficult information with an adopted child, such as birth parent imprisonment, substance abuse, child abuse or neglect, or rape?
- How do parents prepare a lifebook when they have very little information about your child’s life pre adoption?
- How do parents create a lifebook in an open adoption?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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