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NEW–Adoption in America: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

March 31, 2017 Breakfast 8:30am-8:45am   Training 8:45am-4:00pm $159.00, 6 CEUs Presenter: Maris Blechner, M ED, LCSW Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 1726 Reisterstown Road Baltimore, MD 21208 United States + Google Map

Although adoption is not the family builder of choice for large number of Americans, it is imperative nevertheless that every social worker in every field of practice has an understanding of contemporary adoption. Content will include: What are the various types of adoption and the steps to achieve them, what is required to be a successful adoptive parent, why do people adopt, and not adopt. What do we need to know when adoptive parents or adoptees become part of our personal or professional lives?

We will follow the adoption process from Home study to post-finalization.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature of adoption – both in practical and theoretical terms including how various types of adoption are done by Americans today, and how one successfully adopts.
  • Identify the core adoption issues, as well as the lifetime dynamics of adoption.
  • Describe why in many cases society doesn’t understand or truly support adoption, and what mental health professionals can do to help.
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