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%)
What does the research show on the emotional and mental health of adopted children? How do adoptees fare later in life? In this course, Dr. Kathleen Whitten, a developmental psychologist and adoptive mother who researches the mental health of adopted children, discusses which factors have the greatest impact on adopted children and how parents can best help their children.
This course includes:
- How does the general mental health of adopted persons fare in comparison to non-adopted people?
- What factors affect how much faith you should put in the research results?
- What factors influence the mental health of adopted children?
- Has research been able to tease out the protective factors that help some kids thrive despite risk factors while others suffer?
- Why is there seemingly such variation in the results of adoption research on the mental health of adoptees?
- How do transracially adopted children fare? How to they fare compared to non-transracially adopted children?
- How does the entire adopted family unit fare?
- What type of parenting styles or techniques results in the healthiest outcome for kids?
- What is meant by attachment parenting or sensitive parenting?
- What impact does open adoption have on adoptees?
- Do adopted kids have a rougher adolescence?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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