1-Hour CE Credit
This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.
Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Dan Siegel on the importance of parental attachment style in adoption. There has been a great deal of focus in recent years on the importance of creating healthy attachment in adopted children. Research has shown that healthy secure attachment to a caregiver is crucial for psychological development in children. Attachment, however, is a two-way street, and little focus has been given to the importance of parents attaching to the child. This course addresses the basics of attachment, the impact of parental attachment style on the attachment relationship with adopted children, how social workers can assess parental attachment style, and provides tips for improving parent/child attachment.
Participants will be able to:
- Name the three components of creating secure attachment.
- Identify how parental attachment styles will impact the adopted child’s attachment.
- Identify ways social workers can assess parental attachment styles.
- Recognize how attachment affects a child’s biological development.
- Name four styles of attachment.
- Discuss how a parent’s attachment and life history affects their parenting style.
- Name four ways parents can bring parental presence to their parenting experience.
Social Work Practice Level: Intermediate
1 Hour CE credit
Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online. You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation)
Course Categories: Social work practice, knowledge and skills/Social work clinical practice
Accreditations and Approvals:
Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit, #1488, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2017 – 10/17/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hours.
For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. ASWB offers a quick reference of Social Work Laws and Regulations that you may find helpful.
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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