1126d – Webinar – Going Forward: Transitioning from Foster Care to Adoption
(September 2013) This training addresses the clear benefits of adoption from foster care, including the benefits to the child and to the adoptive family. The main issues covered: how to talk with your children about what transition means; how to help your child make sense out of their history; their past losses, their traumas, and their ongoing feelings towards important people, and significant life events. This presentation also focuses on building relationships and positive attachments with children.
Richard Delaney, Ph.D. is an internationally known speaker and consultant to foster, kinship, and adoptive parents. He is the lead faculty member at Portland State University’s online training series for mental health professionals to achieve adoption competence. He is acclaimed author of several books, including “The Healing Power of Family” and “Fostering Changes.”