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%)
The adoption process is often a long one, and people spend more time talking about getting your child home than what happens immediately afterwards. Karen Foli, author of The Post-Adoption Blues, talks about the early transition time for child and parent after an adoption, the signs and symptoms of post-adoption depression, who is at risk, and what works to help the parent and family.
This course includes:
- Why is the post-adoption transition period such a vulnerable time for families?
- How common is some form of post-adoption depression?
- What are symptoms of post-adoption depression?
- What should families do when one parent has bonded with the child and the other is still depressed?
- What can parents who are experiencing post-adoption depression do to recover?
- Why do parents experience post-adoption depression?
- How does becoming a transracial family effect the post-adoption transition?
- What can parents do when they love, but not like, their child?
- How does post-adoption depression and attachment issues affect domestic infant adoption?
- When should parents seek out the help of an attachment specialist?
- What is the difference in transition times between infants and older children?
- Can biological (or previously adopted) children experience post-adoption depression?
- How can parents suffering from post-adoption depression find a therapist?
- What should parents do when the child strongly prefers one parent to the other?
- What can parents do when a child is physically aggressive?
- What research is there about the post-adoption transition?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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