Older Child Adoption: Package for New Beginnings

Older Child Adoption: Package for New Beginnings


This course bundle is designed for clients of New Beginnings considering older child adoption.


This complimentary course bundle (full discount applied with agency coupon at checkout) is designed for clients of New Beginnings.  Each course downloads as a 1-Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of each course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%.)

adopting an older childAdopting Older Children

Adopting older children can be both rewarding and challenging. What factors should parents thinking about adopting an older child consider? In this course, Debbie Riley, Executive Director of The Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE), defines who is considered an older child and talks about how you can help him or her transition into your family.


Adopting a teen or tweenAdopting a Tween or Teen: Special Issues to Consider

There are many children over 10 years old waiting to be adopted in US foster care, as well in orphanages throughout the world. Are you the family to adopt them? What special issues do families face when adopting a tween or teen? In this course, Mark Lacava, adoption therapist with the Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin Adoption Services, discusses what families adopting teens or tweens should expect.

parenting abused childrenHealing After Abuse and Neglect

Children adopted from foster care or from abroad have often experienced abuse, neglect, or trauma. These children require a different form of parenting.  Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, and the founder and Director of the TCU Institute of Child Development talks about how to help children from hard places heal.

parenting neglected childrenParenting after Foster or Orphanage Care

Children adopted from foster care or from an orphanage abroad have likely experienced some level of trauma from abuse, neglect, or malnutrition. What can adoptive parents do to help?  In this course, Dr. Bruce Perry, child psychiatrist, founder of Child Trauma Academy and author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, talks about how to help children heal and thrive after experiencing neglect or abuse.

Prenatal EnvironmentEffect of Early Life & Prenatal Environment on Adopted Children 

How does early childhood neglect, abuse, malnutrition, institutionalization, and prenatal environment effect children? In this course, we interview Dr. Charles Nelson, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and one of the leading experts on how early childhood trauma affects children.

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