Domestic Adoption: Survival Kit for the First Months Home Package

Domestic Adoption: Survival Kit for the First Months Home Package

$55.00

This course bundle is created to help you navigate the many “NOW WHAT?” questions that come up when you are a brand new adoptive parent learning your new child’s personality and needs. The courses here include creative sleep solutions, managing unexpected stressors in your new adoption, recognizing and helping your child grieve, and recognizing and managing post adoption depression for mom or dad. This package is a great tool to help your family get off to a great start!

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This course bundle is created to help you navigate the many “NOW WHAT?” questions that come up when you are a brand new adoptive parent learning your new child’s personality and needs. The courses here include creative sleep solutions, managing unexpected stressors in your new adoption, recognizing and helping your child grieve, and recognizing and managing post adoption depression for mom or dad. This package is a great tool to help your family get off to a great start! It is designed for adoption professionals and pre-adoptive families.

(5) 1-Hour Online Audio Courses (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of each course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%.)

sleepCrucial Tips from a Pediatrician on Surviving Your Baby’s 1st Year – Young children pretty much just eat, sleep, and poop, but that doesn’t necessarily make a new parent’s life easy.  In this course, Dr. Scott Cohen, pediatrician, author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year, discusses breastfeeding, care of twins, issues of prematurity, when to introduce solid foods, and how to get your child to sleep through the night.

Stresses of Newly Adoptive FamiliesHappily Ever After? Unexpected Stresses of Newly Adoptive Families – You’ve filled out forms, you were interviewed and inspected, you waited, you hoped, you prayed. Now you finally have your long awaited child, but life is not exactly what you thought it would be. In this course, adoption therapists Mari Itzkowitz, with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) in Virginia, and Rita Taddonio, the Director of the Adoption Resource Center at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children in New York City, talk about some of the unexpected stresses of newly adoptive families.

Sleep SolutionNo-Cry Sleep Solution – Sleep issues are common, but they are especially prevalent in adopted children. What should parents do to help their adopted child fall asleep? In this course, Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution, talks about how to get kids to sleep at night and how to keep them there.

coping with infertility grief after adoptingCoping with Infertility Grief After Adopting – We tell people to work through their grief at not having a biological child or being pregnant or breastfeeding BEFORE they adopt, but the reality is that sometimes after adopting a baby adoptive parents still crave the experience of pregnancy and still feel sad at not having a genetic connection to their child. In this course, Carole Lieber Wilkins, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the field of reproductive medicine, adoption and family building options, talks about how to cope with infertility grief after adopting.

post adoption depression signs and treatmentPost-Adoption Depression: Causes and Prevention – Post-adoption depression and parent attachment disorder are surprisingly common and seldom talked about. After all, since you’ve tried so hard to become a parent, many adoptive parents are ashamed to admit that they are struggling. In this course, Dr. Jane Aronson, a board-certified general pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases specialist, and adoption medicine specialist for the past 12 years talks about post-adoption depression. She is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the founder of World Wide Orphan Foundation. Dr. Aronson is also the author of, Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption, Inspiring Stories of Families Created Across Continents.

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