Holt’s Talking About Adoption with Adopted Kids Package

Holt’s Talking About Adoption with Adopted Kids Package

$60.00

It is important for adoptive parents to talk with their child about their adoption, but knowing the right way to go about it is difficult.  How do you talk about adoption with your child? When should you start the adoption conversation? Does it matter what you say?  This course bundle offers an in-depth look at how to start that conversation.  Experts discuss how to talk to children at different ages and developmental stages and how to talk about fraught topics like birth parents and difficult parts of your child’s adoption story.  This package was created for staff and clients of Holt International, a partner of Creating a Family.

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It is important for adoptive parents to talk with their child about their adoption, but knowing the right way to go about it is difficult.  How do you talk about adoption with your child? When should you start the adoption conversation? Does it matter what you say?  This course bundle offers an in-depth look at how to start that conversation.  Experts discuss how to talk to children at different ages and developmental stages and how to talk about fraught topics like birth parents and difficult parts of your child’s adoption story.  This package was created for staff and clients of Holt International, a partner of Creating a Family, and is designed for adoption professionals and pre- and post- adoptive families. 

(6) 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%.)

attachmentCreating Attachment With Adopted Kids through Lifebooks – What is a lifebook and how can adoptive parents use one to promote attachment with their children? In this course, Carrie Kitze, editor of EMK Press, discusses lifebooks, how to make them and what sort of information to include in one.

how to talk with kids about adoptionHow to Talk about Adoption with Young Children – How do you talk about adoption with your young child? When should you start the adoption conversation? Does it matter what you say? In this course, Mary Watkins, author of Talking with Young Children about Adoption, discusses how to share an adoption story with a young child.

Talking About Adoption at Different Ages and Developmental Stages – Adopted children process adoption differently at different ages and developmental stages. How can parents help their children understand the concept of being adopted? In this course, Debbie Riley, Chief Executive Officer at the Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE), talks about how to talk to your child about being adopted.

how children process adoption at different agesHow Children Process Adoption at Different Ages – As children grow and mature, their ability to process and comprehend things also changes.  Therefore, parents must continuously change how they discuss adoption with their children.  In this course, Ellen Singer, adoption therapist and educator with the Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE), talks about how children process adoption at different stages of development and what parents can do to help.

Raising Adopted KidsRaising Adopted Kids: What Parents Need to Know (Sherrie Eldridge) – What are the key elements to successful adoptive parenting?  What do adopted children wish their parents knew?  In this course, Sherrie Eldridge, and adult adoptee and the author of Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed discusses how to talk about adoption with your child and some common dos and don’ts.

Tweens and TeensTalking with Tweens and Teens about Adoption – How should you talk with children from 10 to 18 about adoption? What are the developmental issues that adoptive parents should consider on how their tweens and teens process adoption? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Sean Delehant, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with the Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE), and Stefani Ellison, Program Director, Center for Adoption Support and Education.

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