Spaulding: Making the Commitment to Adoption-CANCELLED due to low registration
Spaulding/In-service Training: Virtual
February 23, 2024 6pm-9:30pm &
February 24, 2024 8am-5:30pm
Stay tuned for the next class!
The Spaulding program is offered to prospective adoptive families and you will earn 12 CEU’s by completing the training. Spaulding training offers families the tools and information that they need to:
Explain how adoptive families are different
Importance of separation, loss, and grief in adoption
Understand attachment and its importance in adoption
Anticipate challenges and be able to identify strategies for managing challenges as an adoptive family
Explore the lifelong commitment to a child that adoption bring
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Exploring Expectations—Defining adoption, the process, and the key players. Participant’s hopes and fears about the adoption process are recognized and empowerment strategies are identified to assist them in the process. Participant’s explore their fantasies about children they might adopt to become aware of the possible influence on their decision about adoption.
Meeting the Needs of Waiting Children—Assist prospective adoptive parents in focusing on the needs of children awaiting adoption. Explore the issues of separation, loss, grief and attachment. Plus the unique issues related to parenting a child who has been sexually abused.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
Exploring Adoption Issues—Identify supports within their family and introduce them to common issues that all adoptive families face. Help develop strategies for dealing with these issues; explore crisis periods in adoption; explore their own strengths, needs and challenges as they consider adoption.
Making the Commitment—Assist prospective adoptive parents in considering resources they may need, what they need to know, what they need to do, and what they need to explore about themselves as they consider adopting a particular child or children.
Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpauldingRegistration2024
Spaulding/In-service Training: We are working hard on setting up future Spaulding: Making the Commitment to Adoption. If you have a location in mind, please contact the NFAPA office.
Foster Care EDU
Free, online training to facilitate foster care education conducted by trained professionals from the field. There are webinars hosted on a regular basis and on a variety of topics.
NACAC's Webinars on Key Adoption and Foster Care Issues
NACAC has upcoming webinars taught by experienced individuals who are adoption professionals and adoptive parents. We encourage you to share information about the sessions with parents and professionals who might be interested in this great educational opportunity. Previously aired and recorded webinars are also available by going to: https://nacac.org/get-training/recorded-trainings/
Fees for each webinar are $15 for NACAC members and $20 for non-members. Even if you cannot attend the session in person, you can still register and receive a recorded version of the session after it's over. Certificates of attendance will be available for those who need proof of training hours.
Foster Care Institute
Foster Parent Training you can receive in the comfort of your own home. Dr. John DeGarmo, leading foster care expert, shares some of his own experience, as well as tips and strategies, designed to help you become a stronger foster parent. Each webinar is worth one hour credit, and Dr. John will send you a certificate for a fee.