This complimentary course bundle (full discount applied with coupon at checkout) is designed for Independent Home Study clients of Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services. Each course downloads as a 1-Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of each course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%.)
You are required to complete a minimum of three courses. Depending on your parameters, one or both of the Required Courses will apply. The remaining course(s) can be selected from the Additional Courses menu. All courses will be available to stream or download upon checkout.
While not all courses are required, as Vista Del Mar Home Study clients, you have full access to the complete library of audio courses on www.CreatingaFamily.org. As you prepare for the lifelong journey of adoption, we encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.
Talking with Young Children About Adoption and Birth Parents – Experts all agree that it is important to talk to adopted children about adoption and their birth parents, but that’s easier said and done. In this course, Dr. Jennifer Bliss, PsyD, LCSW, & Director of Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar and Family Services in LA, and Chantilly Wijayasinha MSW, MPH, & Adoption Coordinator at Adoptions and Foster Care at Vista Del Mar, discuss how parents should talk to their children about their adoption and when that discussion should begin.
Choose at least one of these additional courses:
Why Consider Open Adoption and How to do it Well – Open adoption is the norm in domestic infant adoptions in the US and becoming more common in foster care adoption and international adoption. Join Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, long-time researchers on the impact of openness on all members of the adoption triad, and lead researchers of the Minnesota/Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP) as they discuss all aspects of openness in adoption.
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