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Message ID: 10189
Date: 2017-06-19

Author:Marcy Safyer

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

I think tha t you might want to look at the Safe Babies Court Teams results -- it appears very clear that when foster parents and traumatized children recieve child-parent psychotherapy together there are no failed adoptions. YOu can reach out to Amy Dickson and Joy Osofsky at LSU Dept. of Psychiatry. (Louisiana ) Best MArcy 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 -- Marcy Safyer, PhD, LCSW-R, IMH-E® (IV-C) Director-Institute for Parenting Adelphi University 1 South Ave. PO Box 701 Garden City, New York 11530 Phone 516-877-3060 Fax 516-237-8512 msafyer@adelphi.edu www.adelphi.edu/parentinginstitute/

I think tha t you might want to look at the Safe Babies Court Teams results -- it appears very clear that when foster parents and traumatized children recieve child-parent psychotherapy together there are no failed adoptions. YOu can reach out to Amy Dickson and Joy Osofsky at LSU Dept. of Psychiatry. (Louisiana ) Best MArcy 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 -- Marcy Safyer, PhD, LCSW-R, IMH-E® (IV-C) Director-Institute for Parenting Adelphi University 1 South Ave. PO Box 701 Garden City, New York 11530 Phone 516-877-3060 Fax 516-237-8512 msafyeradelphi.edu www.adelphi.edu/parentinginstitute/



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