The Importance of Adoption Competent Services

Summary: “You have to change yourself to be the parent your child needs.” Parents must have the adoption competent support (doctors, therapists, service providers, and educators) needed to better understand the “why” behind their child’s behavior and the impact of separation loss and trauma and how they can adapt their parenting to better address the unmet need. 


Application: This video helps professionals understand the value of connecting families to child welfare competent services. It can be used to get buy-in from decision-makers to prioritize development of a competent service array.


Source: Center for Adoption Support and Education


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