From Surviving to Thriving: Best Practices for Developing Resilience in Youth, Sept, 19, 2014

Please join us for a day long conference to explore best practices for developing resilience in youth, sponsored by Project Return, Ackerman Institute for the Family and A Home Within.  Westport, CT.  See brochure for more info.    

Diversity Training, September 24, 2014

Training for professionals in agencies that work with adoptive and foster families.  Assisting them to affirmatively welcome and support all stable, nurturing families, including LGBT-headed families, as well as families or caregivers with LGBT youth. Vernon, CT.  See brochure for details. 

CCA Fall Conference, Open Adoption: Lessons from Research and Practice. Nov 7, 2014

The CT Council on Adoption is pleased to welcome back Deborah H. Siegel, Ph.D., LICSW, DCSW. for a full day training on open adoption.  Please see brochure for registration information. 

Beyond Consequences Parent Training Series, September, 2014

Based on the parenting model developed by Heather Forbes, LCSW, in her best selling book, Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control.  This  five week course is designed to assist parents of children who have experienced trauma and loss teach their children self regulation skills and to be more cooperative.  Classes begin in September, 2014.  See brochure for registration information. 

Participants wanted for Research Study.

Are you interested in birth (non-adopted) and adopted sibling relationships?  A local research study is seeking adult birth (non-adopted)/adopted sibling pairs in which the adopted person came into the family under 2 years of age.  Participants must be 20-40 years of age now.  If interested, please contact Claire Madden at or 617-997-5906.

Training for Adoption Competency, 2013-2014

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) is a comprehensive training for professionals in the social work, mental health, and child welfare fields. The training will provide you with the clinical knowledge and skills needed to effectively serve the adoption kinship network. See brochure for more information or download online application here

Therapist Questionnaire

We invite therapists with specialized skill and training in adoption to complete our questionnaire. Qualified therapists will be included in an upcoming online directory.

Upcoming Events

Training Co-sponsorship Opportunity

Funding is available to help provide training opportunities for adoption professionals and adoptive families. Learn more >

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