“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Details on Adoption Learning Partners

This adoption education will be required by LDSFS for ALL new adoptive applicants applying after October 1st regardless of if this is a second adoption. 

You are welcome to REGISTER NOW:
Total Approximate Total Cost Per Individual = $129
(Which is approximately $258 per couple).

Let’s Talk Adoption 2 credit hours
·         Understand why talking about adoption is important to you, your child and family.
·         Identify your personal barriers to discussing adoption.
·         Recognize how your child’s understanding of adoption changes as he grow.

Open Adoption 101  2 credit hours
·         Understand the different degrees of openness.
·         Become familiar with the process of creating an open adoption.
·         Make openness work for your family.
·         Learn to maintain connections with birth families.

The Journey of Attachment  2 credit hours
·         Learn to see attachment as a lifelong process.
·         Identify factors that affect attachment.
·         Recognize signs of attachment.
·         Apply strategies to encourage attachment.

Finding the Missing Pieces:  Grief and Loss  2 credit hours
·         Recognize the signs of grief in adopted children at different developmental stages.
·         Identify situations that may trigger grief responses.
·         Develop strategies for helping children grieve. 

Elective CoursesOne (1) elective course is required by LDSFS. You can choose from the classes listed below or may attend a Webinar. (Please select one where a certificate is available).

Conspicuous Families (1.5 hours)
Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters (1 hour)
Discipline and the Adopted Child (2 hours)
Tough Starts: Treatment Matters (1 hour)
Creating an Adoption Profile (2 hours)
Tough Starts: Parenting Matters (2 hours)
Adopting the Older Child (2 hours)
Tough Starts: Family Matters (1 hour)