Providing post adoption support, including assessment, education, brief counseling and referral services to adoptive families and to families formed through guardianship.
SUPPORTING ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Adoption is more than a way of building a family; it is a lifelong process of joys, personal growth, and challenges for all involved. At the Adoption Assistance Program we understand that families may need support from time to time. If you are an adoptive parent and have a question or concern, we are a phone call away.
SUPPORTING RELATIVE GUARDIANS
The placement of a child with kin offers the benefit of being raised by familiar people, staying connected to siblings, and supports a sense of identity and belonging. But kinship care has logistical, financial, and unique social challenges as well. If you are a relative guardian and need guidance, we are here to help.
SUPPORTING EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY PROVIDERS
If you are a teacher, school administrator, therapist, or other professional, we are here to support the work you do with adoptive and guardianship families. We offer informational meetings, training, consultation services, and more.
In the Spotlight
Resources for Parents Regarding the Coronavirus:
Kids and Quarantine Fatigue - Yale New Haven Hospital
Trinka and Sam: Fighting the Big Virus - a printable coloring book to help children understand COVID-19, social distancing, gratitude for frontline workers, and so much more.
First Aid For Feelings: A Workbook To Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Scholastic
Visit our COVID-19 Resources Page for more resources and information.
The UConn Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities & The CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Present A Virtual Parent Workshop:
Thinking College: What Parents of Adolescents and Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Need to Know
June 10th, 2020 6pm-9pm
Register through this link by June 9th to participate: https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0xjv6itS3kbZ6El
Exciting Training Opportunity for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals:
NTI is excited to announce the launch of two new free web-based training initiatives to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals to effectively support children, youth, and their foster, adoptive, and guardianship families.
NTI’s trainings provide the skills, strategies, and tools professionals need to:
- Support children to heal from trauma and loss.
- Provide parents with skills to parent more effectively.
- Collaborate effectively with child welfare and mental health professionals.
- Improve outcomes for permanency, child well-being, and family well-being and stability.
To learn more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit the NTI website.
The CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) invites you to join them online for information, resources and support.
CPAC has been connecting daily with the Connecticut Bureau of Special Education and
has been working on additional guidance for families with children with disabilities.
Visit this page for more information.
Connecting adoptive and kinship families, adoption professionals, and all those interested in adoption to form a strong, supportive, and resourceful adoption community.
Save the Date: Please join us for our virtual semi-annual meeting on June 8th, 2020.
9:30 a.m. to noon
R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite link.
An article from The Institute for Attachment & Child Development April 2020