The Case for Adoption Competency

Summary: The need for and importance of adoption competent mental health services is clear. Families need access to professionals who understand their unique needs and have the skills to help. Many mental health providers do not recognize the areas in which they need additional training so it can be helpful for them to start with assessing their current level of adoption competence.


Application: This is a great introduction to adoption competency and can help professionals assess their current level of competency to inform their training plan. Supervisors can use with their teams.


Source: National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI)


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