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Another April Course for Adoptive Parents: “Mental Health Considerations”

America World is pleased to announce a second course for adoptive parents in April! On Tuesday, April 25th, from 7-8 pm EST, our Adoption Coaching & Training (ACT) team will provide a special training for adoptive parents, “Mental Health Considerations.” It will be live and online.

During this 1-hour, instructor-led course, you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of mental health disorders and conditions that commonly occur in childhood
  • Recognize that not all “survival” behaviors or symptoms of grief are connected with mental health disorders
  • Know about commonly administered psychotropic medications
  • Know how to obtain consistent, adequate and appropriate access to mental health services.  .

This course is perfect for any parent whose child has been diagnosed with a mental health condition or any parent who suspects their child might qualify for a diagnosis. It can also be helpful for social work professionals who want to understand how to help their clients navigate mental health services for their children.

The cost is $50, and you can sign up using the link below.

This course is part of a new series of virtual live training courses for adoptive families and prospective adoptive families. The other offering in April is “Trauma Related Behaviors”, and it will occur on Saturday, April 22nd, from 2-4 pm EST.

Email Jennifer Knight with any questions, and stay tuned for future offerings!

Meet Your Instructor

Jennifer KnightJennifer Knight is an adoption professional with 15 years of experience across domestic waiting child, domestic infant, and international adoption. She is also an adult adoptee bringing a lifetime of personal experience into her interactions with adoptive families. After a mid-life career change to pursue a master’s in social work, Jennifer launched a small non-profit providing social services for families interested in adopting waiting children from the foster care system. In addition to her work in adoption, Jennifer has experience as a mental health therapist for children and adolescents with a history of trauma. Jennifer joined America World Adoption Association in 2020 and currently serves as the Director of Social Services for the state of Ohio and the Post Adoption Program Director.


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