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%)
International adoptive parents most often first meet their child when they travel to the child’s birth country for the adoption. What can they do to take advantage of this time in-country to bond with their child? In this course, Rachel Lee, a psychologist and director of adoption for Dillon International’s California office; and Michelle Moreau, a social worker and Post Placement Coordinator & Program Support for Hopscotch Adoptions, discuss how to kickstart bonding during the adoption process.
This course includes:
- Why is it important to visit with your child at the orphanage if possible?
- What can new adoptive parents learn from watching their child in a familiar environment?
- What are the signs of attachment between the baby or child and his caregiver?
- How can you help you child transition from the orphanage to your care?
- How does being attuned to your child help with promoting attachment?
- How can adoptive parents take care of themselves while traveling to adopt and why is that important to bonding with their child?
- How can parents facilitate attachment in-country?
- What should parents do if their child has nightmares or night terrors when they are first placed with their adoptive parents?
- What is meant by “regressing” the child and why is it important?
- What things should you buy while you are traveling in your child’s birth country that will help with attachment once you are home?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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