Clinical Issues in Adoption

In early October, 2011, I was selected to be part of University of Connecticut School of Social Work Post-Masters Certificate Program in Clinical Issues in Adoption.  Composed of professionals from the Department of Children & Families and the community who together have a diversity of experience and backgrounds.  This year-long program will provide the most up to date information on adoption including;

  • Trauma and Brain Neurobiology
  • Exploration of Different Types of Adoptive Families
  • Adoptive Family Formation, Integration and Developmental Stages
  • Cultural Issues
  • Needs of Birth Family Members
  • Openness in Adoption
  • Race, Ethnicity and Culture
  • Therapeutic Modalities/Techniques
  • Community and Cross Systems Work
  • Ethical Practice