ALP offers an array of interactive, e-learning courses that are designed to increase the understanding, joys and challenges of adoption. Throughout the site, they offer downloads of articles and papers and e-learning courses for prospective adoptive parents, adoptive parents as well as professionals. To view their list of e-learning courses, log onto: www.adoptionlearningpartners.org , and select “Catalog” at the top right.
Available courses range from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours to complete. Courses do not need to be completed in one session. Some courses are available free of charge; others that provide certifications require a small fee. All other courses will have an enrollment fee that will include the issue of a Certificate of Completion with fees ranging from $30 to $45 per course if enrolled in individually.
Sample of courses include:
Let’s Talk Adoption
The Journey of Attachment
Finding the Missing Pieces
Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate
Understanding the Adoption Tax Credit
With Eyes Wide Open
Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate: Help for Adoptive Parents
This online course offers complete training (except for hands-on certification and CPR) for future foster and adoptive parents. There is a one-year membership fee of $24 that is often reimbursable. Go to www.fosterparenttraining.com for more information.
Adoptive Families provides information and support through expert articles. Personal stories, expert audio, in-depth eBooks, made-for-sharing Clip & Save tip sheets, parent-to-parent interaction, and more. To view their website, log onto:
Each month Pact offers at least one educational program specifically designed for adoptive families. Below are descriptions for some of the workshops we offer regularly. Visit our Events page to see when and where each workshop is being offered next, as well as information on featured speakers. We also have programs for specific audiences, including parents of color, LGBT parents, parents of teens, and transracial adopters (see Support for more information).
Pact’s Annual Spring Training Conference
AdopTalk: Talking With Children About Adoption
Baby Care For Adopted Infants
Lifetime Journey: Exploring Birth Family Issues
Parenting Strategies for Adoptive Families
Schools & Adoption: A to Z
True Colors 1: Transracial Adoption-Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together
True Colors 2: Pushing Past Racism 101