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Message ID: 10186
Date: 2017-06-12

Author:debora burger

Subject:Re: Adoption of Children with Speical Needs: What Predicts Successful Outcomes?

Check Karyn Purvis' work-Trust Based Relational Intervention. It is a wonderful program for post adoption services for families. I was formerly employed with Bethany Christian Services and they used this in their post adoption program. Also, check with ACT through the University of Texas the Trust Based Another resource for pre-placement training for families is Adoption Learning Partners. http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/company/experts.cfm For families adopting internationally-http://www.haguetrainingonline.org Bessel van der Kolk has the Attachment Regulation and Competency program which can be adapted to address issues in post adoption. http://www.traumacenter.org/clients/ARC_Feb2017.php There is another pre-adoption training program -ACT but I am still looking for info. I will send when I find it. Good Luck Debora Burger, GA On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:08 PM, kate schumaker > wrote: Dear Collegaues, We are looking for any research that has looked at attributes of prospective adoptives families that contribute to successful outcomes for special needs adoptions. For example, we would be grateful for references to any literature that looks at things like family constellation, number of children in the home, previous experience with a special needs child, etc. and their relative contribution to children's well-being, and family well-being. We are particularly interested in literature that looks at the adoption of children with complex special needs. We would also be interested in any literature that demonstrates what kinds of post-adoption supports seem to contribute to these outcomes. Thanks very much in advance, Kate Schumaker Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

Check Karyn Purvis' work-Trust Based Relational Intervention. It is a wonderful program for post adoption services for families. I was formerly employed with Bethany Christian Services and they used this in their post adoption program. Also, check with ACT through the University of Texas the Trust Based Another resource for pre-placement training for families is Adoption Learning Partners. http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/company/experts.cfm For families adopting internationally-http://www.haguetrainingonline.org Bessel van der Kolk has the Attachment Regulation and Competency program which can be adapted to address issues in post adoption. http://www.traumacenter.org/clients/ARC_Feb2017.php There is another pre-adoption training program -ACT but I am still looking for info. I will send when I find it. Good Luck Debora Burger, GA On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:08 PM, kate schumaker > wrote: Dear Collegaues, We are looking for any research that has looked at attributes of prospective adoptives families that contribute to successful outcomes for special needs adoptions. For example, we would be grateful for references to any literature that looks at things like family constellation, number of children in the home, previous experience with a special needs child, etc. and their relative contribution to children's well-being, and family well-being. We are particularly interested in literature that looks at the adoption of children with complex special needs. We would also be interested in any literature that demonstrates what kinds of post-adoption supports seem to contribute to these outcomes. Thanks very much in advance, Kate Schumaker Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto



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