The Basics of Adoption Practice (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This course covers the basics of adoption practice, including the assessment of adoptive families, the placement of children, and supportive post-adoption services.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Publisher: Child Welfare Information Gateway

US Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families

Administration on Children, Youth and Families

Children’s Bureau

Find the article at: hhttps://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/f_basicsbulletin.pdf

Program Objectives: To enhance professional values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to adoption practice.

Learning Objectives: Describe the family assessment process.  Describe the child assessment process.  Identify key factors for matching families and children.  Describe prefinalization and postadoption services.

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1: The family assessment process is strengths-based, with the intent to screen _______ applicants.
 
 
2: Which of the following characteristics has not been correlated with successful parenting of adopted children?
 
 
 
 
3: All of the following are reasons given for deferring a prospective family except:
 
 
 
 
4: Deciding not to approve families is often difficult for most workers, so it is important to provide concrete, documented reasons why they are not being approved.  These reasons should be linked directly to
 
 
 
5: Assessing a child's desire or readiness for adoption would be included as part of the
 
 
 
6:
For children assessed as not yet ready for adoption, activities to prepare them to join adoptive families can include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
7: If appropriate, birth parents who did not voluntarily place their children may still have an important role in
 
 
 
 
8: In seeking a good match for a child and adoptive family, it is imperative that the family be a good match for the child's _____________ needs or issues.
 
 
 
 
9: The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997  _______  the timeframe for children's permanency.
 
 
10: The Multi-Ethnic Placement Act of 1994 and its amendment, the Interethnic Placement Amendment of 1996, prohibits the delay or denial of a child's placement or an individual's ability to adopt on the basis of all but which of the following?
 
 
 
 
11: Workers and agencies have an ethical responsibility to share all non-identifying information about the child and birth family with prospective adoptive parents.
 
 
12: A child typically lives with an adoptive family for __________ months before the adoption is finalized by the court.
 
 
 
 
13: Pinderhughes and Rosenberg (1990) found that the adjustment of both the child and the members of the adoptive family generally occurs in a predictable sequence of __________ phases.
 
 
 
 
14: Researchers note that the rate of disruption among children adopted from foster care ________ with the age of the child.
 
 
15: The need for postadoption services is
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Read more:
Adoption Where Do I Start?
https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/f_start.pdf