This course is designed for foster care professionals, foster parents, and kinship care providers.
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%)
The home study is a nerve wracking experience. What should you expect and how should you prepare for it? In this course, Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, interviews Rebekah Hill, a social worker and clinical therapist in Adoption Services at SAFY; and Jeanette Quick, Home Study Service Coordinator at Hopscotch Adoptions, about what to expect from the home study.
This course includes:
- What is the home study?
- What is the purpose of an adoption or foster care home study?
- Is it possible to get one home study that can be used with all types of adoptions: domestic infant, foster care, and international adoption?
- When in the adoption or fostering process is the home study usually done?
- What type of information from the prospective adoptive or foster parents is usually gathered during the home study process?
- How long does it take to complete a home study?
- What type of criminal history for adoptive or foster parents will preclude adoption?
- What type of medical history for adoptive parents will be a problem for adopting?
- Is a mental health diagnosis a problem if you want to adopt or foster?
- What are adoption agencies looking for in terms of income and assets in adoptive families?
- What should be included in the autobiographical statement?
- What type of questions will be asked in the adoption or foster care home study interview?
- What are social workers looking for when they evaluate the home for an adoption home study?
- How are pets considered as part of the home visit for adoption or foster care? How well behaved are your pets supposed to be?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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