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The Language of Adoption (CE)

November 29, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Spence-Chapin and the Rutgers School of Social Work for a free Continuing Education Workshop in honor of National Adoption Month.

Learning to speak a new language is a skill that takes time and practice. When working with families formed by adoption, the words we use make a difference. Utilizing the principles of Object Relations Theory, this virtual workshop is designed to provide effective strategies for perinatal health professionals and social workers who work with anyone touched by adoption. Participants will gain an understanding of adoption centered language and will demonstrate, through small group activity and role play, their enhanced ability to effectively connect with those involved in the adoption constellation.

This workshop will equip practitioners with all the skills and information needed to fully support a patient who is considering adoption or making an adoption plan for their baby. Additional topics covered will include the use of accurate terms, assisting birth families and adoptive families with navigating open adoption, and techniques on how to craft developmentally appropriate discussions with children about adoption and birth stories.

The Rutgers School of Social Work will provide 3 CE hours for New York & New Jersey social workers.



November 29, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm