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%)
Adolescence presents developmental challenges to all kids. How are these challenges different for the adopted child and how can parents help? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Creating a Family’s Executive Director, interviews renowned psychotherapist and attachment specialist, Dr. Gregory Keck, author of Parenting the Adopted Adolescent.
This course includes:
- How much control do parents really have over parenting their adopted adolescents? How much should parents try to control their adolescents?
- How involved should parents be in their children’s schooling?
- How should parents handle curfews?
- How does adoption affect adolescents?
- How do adolescents explore their own ethnicity and being part of a transracial family?
- Transracial vs. transcultural adoptions
- How hard should parents work to instill cultural identity in transracially adopted children?
- Searching for birth families
- Open adoptions
- How much information about their pre-adoption life should parents share with their children?
- How do rejection issues manifest themselves?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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