ADOPTION TRAINING

 Webinars:

Sensory Challenges After Adoption

America World's Post-Adoption and ACT staff are pleased to bring you a free webinar presented by Dr. Angie Lynch-Fannon, Occupational Therapist. Join us to hear Dr. Lynch-Fannon discuss how institutionalization impacts the sensory systems and behavior of children, and how parents can help heal their adopted children.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
9:00 PM EST

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please contact Amber.Lewis@awaa.org if you have any questions.

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 Pre-Recorded Webinars:

Supporting Adoptive Families with Understanding and Wisdom

This 1½-hour course is designed for the support system of adoptive families including grandparents, friends, neighbors, the church community, and more. The course is broken into 5 sections that help you understand the experience of the child in adoption, the experience of the family, the nuances of the adoption adjustment, how you can help, and if needed, how you can provide respite care (care for the adopted child) in a wise and healthy way. 

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Successful Parenting in Transracial and Transcultural Adoptions

This 1½-hour course is designed to help adoptive families successfully parent an adopted child who is of a different race or culture. Join us as we discuss topics such as identity formation and racism from a Christian worldview.

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Please email ACT@awaa.org if you have any questions.

Citizenship & Re-Adoption, Part 1

Join us to hear from adoption attorney, Karen S. Law, Esquire, as she addresses common questions about international adoption and citizenship.

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Citizenship & Re-Adoption, Part 2

This is a follow-up session from adoption attorney, Karen S. Law, Esquire, as she addresses some additional questions about international adoption and citizenship.

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By Appointment:

Referral Training Call

This is a meeting in which an ACT Team Member leads an individual adoptive family in a thorough discussion of their referred child’s social, medical, and psychological history.  They help the family to think through how this child and their family could fit together, their plans and expectations for travel and adjustment, and how they can best meet the needs of the child.  The Referral Training Call also covers what a family can expect when they first meet their child and how to spend those first few hours, days, and months together as they plan for a successful adjustment.  This service is free to families who are adopting through America World and available for a small fee to all other families.  For more information, email ACT@awaa.org.

Check back later for more training that America World and ACT is developing.  Additional training information can be found on our “Resources” page.