This series provides foundational training designed to prepare child welfare social workers, supervisors and program managers for their new role in providing pre- and post-adoption services to children and families. It is based on the Adoption Competency Curriculum developed by the National Resource Center for Adoptions, with the goal of advancing permanency for waiting children/youth in the child welfare system through adoption.
Module 2 (two days): This course will encompass decision-making and placement selection in adoption, Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) and post-adoption services. It will examine the importance of engaging children, youth and families in the decision-making process as well as applying a team approach to placement selection. It will provide an overview of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance regulations, how to discuss this in practice and negotiating agreements. The most frequently requested post adoption services, crisis management and challenges of adoption disruption or dissolution are also examined. Discussion, video examples and case scenario activities will provide opportunities to practice new skills and allow new adoption workers, supervisors and managers to deepen their knowledge and understanding of adoptions practice.
The modules in this series are described in detail on their respective web listing pages. You must enroll in each module separately:
- Module 1 (two days)
- Module 2 (two days) Writing the 366.26 Selection & Implementation Hearing Report
- Module 3 (Webinar) Race and Culture in Relation to Adoptions Permanency: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA)