Adoptive Parent Training -12 hrs. required
Adopted children as a group are at high risk for attachment problems, even those adopted at a very young age. By definition, adoption separates a child from the pre-natal caregiver and the family of birth. This and later trauma, even apparently unremarkable, can leave tracks that contribute to behavior that is confusing and confounding to the adoptive family.
Early preparation and understanding of possible problems can be extremely helpful to families planning to adopt.
In Florida and many other states, adoptive parent education with emphasis on adoption issues is a prerequisite to suitability to adopt. Florida Statutes Chapter 63.092 lists adoptive parent education issues as an item to be described in the prospective adoptive family’s pre-adoption home study.
You may complete the training online. Please contact us for information about available online courses.