Great Expectations: A Look into Parents' Expectations of the Journey
Event Date: 09/15/2022
Event Time: 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Event Type: Live Virtual
Total CE Credits: 1.5
General Admission: $10 CE Cost: $10
The process of preparing and supporting foster and adopted parents for the journey can be a rewarding and sometimes challenging practice. One of the reasons it can sometimes be challenging is working through the expectations prospective parents have of their chosen journey. Children in foster care also have a preconceived expectations of foster and adoptive parents. When these two worlds of expectations collide, it will take the patience of skilled professionals to help families and children live the reality of the journey of fostering and adoption. This training will assist in supporting families and children with understanding expectations.
Leslie Hales, LICSW, PIP
Leslie completed her undergraduate in social work at the University of Southern Mississippi and received her master’s from The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She has 22 years of social work experience providing services in child welfare and pre and post-adoption services. She currently works full-time for Alahealth providing medical case management. She is adjunct faculty with the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Social Work and provides pre-adoption contract services part-time. Leslie is an adoptive parent of a 24-year-old daughter and co-parents of a sibling group of five from foster care.
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