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%)
Many adopted children are brought home as toddlers or preschoolers, which can be a difficult time period for any child. What is the difference between toddler and infant adoption, how do toddlers grieve and what are some tips to ease the transition? In this course, Mary Hopkins-Best, author of Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft, talks about the unique rewards and challenges of adopting a toddler.
This course includes:
- What is the risk of special needs and other issues with toddler adoption?
- What causes attachment issues in adopted toddlers?
- What is the difference between chronological age and development age?
- What are some of the blessings of adopting a toddler or preschool aged child?
- How can parents facilitate both natural independence and healthy attachment in adopted toddlers?
- What can parents do when children display developmental regression after adoption?
- What is psychosocial dwarfism and how can it be treated?
- Is it wise to change a toddler’s name after they are adopted?
- How can parents help their child transition from the orphanage to their new home?
- What is the optimal transition from orphanage to home?
- What attachment techniques can parents use when they first meet their child?
- How can parents promote healthy sibling relationships?
- What can parents do to promote attachment with visually impaired children?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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