700-799 Adoptive Parent

ABI Domestic Adoption Training


Course Credit: 16 Hours

Content
  • Introduction to Domestic Adoption
  • Types of Adoption
  • Healthy Adoptive Parents
  • Resolving Infertility Grief
  • Would you consider adoption a cure for infertility?
  • Unit 1 Quiz
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT
  • Adoption and the Stages of Development
  • How to Raise a Healthy Baby
  • In the Childs Voice
  • Influence Your Childs Brain Potential
  • Unit 2 Test
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Attachment Theory Explained
  • Attachment and Adoption
  • Attachment Assessment
  • Attachment When All Goes Right
  • Attachment When All Goes Awry
  • What Is Attachment Disorder
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Article Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma - Attachment over the lifespan
  • Unit 3 Test
  • Talking About Adoption
  • Positive Adoption Language
  • Answering Rude Questions
  • Managing Questions From Strangers
  • Answers to Children Questions About Adoption
  • Telling the Truth to Children
  • Talking to Children About Adoption
  • How to talk to children about adoption
  • How do your kids talk about adoption?
  • Ways to get deeper in conversations with your child
  • Unit 4 Test
  • Transracial Adoption
  • 7 Tasks for Adoptive Parents
  • The Importance of Race and Culture in Adoption
  • Racial Trauma
  • Reclaiming My Voice as a Transracial Adoptee
  • Transracial Adoption Trauma and Love
  • Unit 5 Test
  • Health Matters
  • Infant Health Explained by Pediatricians
  • Medical Condition Definitions
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Forever Shaken - Pediatric Head Trauma Video
  • Unit 6 Test
  • Birth Mother Voices
  • Why did you place your child for adoption?
  • How did you choose an adoptive family for your child?
  • How did you plan for the hospital?
  • What was placement day like in your adoption plan?
  • What is open adoption like for you as a birth mother?
  • Do you regret placing your child for adoption?
  • Incredible Love through Infant Adoption
  • Birth Mother Voices Response
  • ADOPTEE VOICES
  • Do All Adoptees Think the Same?
  • Adoptee vs Birth Parents: Should Birth Parents Try to Stay in Touch
  • The Adopted Lifer Episode 1
  • The Adopted Life Episode 2
  • The Adopted Life Episode 3
  • Adoptee Voices Response
  • ADOPTIVE FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS
  • How did you afford adoption?
  • How to Make the Wait for Your Child Easier
  • What is your best advice for other parents starting adoption?
  • Post Adoption Depression
  • Unit 9 Test
  • INFANT CARE
  • Breastfeeding Your Adopted Baby
  • Bathing Your Baby
  • Diapering a Newborn Baby
  • Swaddling Your Newborn
  • Everything I Wish I Knew When I Had a Baby
  • Extra Tips on Caring for a Newborn
  • CPR for Infants
  • Baby Care Response
  • PARENTING AND DISCIPLINE
  • Children from Hard Places
  • Looking at Ourselves to Help Our Children Heal
  • Parenting Strategies that Connect
  • Focusing on the Whole Child
  • Attachment Why It Matters
  • Sharing Power with Your Child
  • Setting Your Child Up to Succeed
  • Understanding Sensory Processing
  • Using Time In Instead of Time Out
  • Importance of Repairing Your Mistakes
  • Why Traditional Discipline Doesn't Work with Trauma
  • Parenting and Discipline Response
  • FAMILY PROFILE BOOK
  • Creating a Profile
  • Tips for Writing the Family Profile
  • TIPS on Preparing a family profile
  • How To Create a GREAT Profile
  • Choosing your Photos
  • Writing a Terrific Dear Birthmother Letter
  • Tips on Writing Your Letter
  • Final Thoughts
  • CONTINUING RESOURCES
  • ABI Resources
  • Complex Trauma Information
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever