Navigating the Unforeseen Challenges: Adoption in the World of Foster Care
Event Date: 02/09/2022
Event Time: 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Event Type: Live Virtual
Total CE Credits: 1.5
Clinical Hours: 1.5
General Admission: $10 CE Cost: $10
There is no question that the world of public adoption and foster care has complexities for which parents and caseworkers are not always prepared. Success in adoption in the world of foster care is not only possible. It is a strong reality. The question is: Can it be better? Can we provide support to families by clearly defining the unforeseen challenges and how to deal with them? Join a nationally recognized adoption specialist to take a look at how to make adoption from foster care the full success that it deserves to be.
In this webinar, we will explore what adoption really is, why adoptive families don’t always get the support that they expected, and how successful adoption helps foster children heal. Practical guidance will be provided on understanding the children on good days and bad days, and how to keep an adoption strong.
Maris Blechner is an adoptive and birth parent, a licensed clinical social worker and educator, and an internationally respected trainer and speaker who has spent the last thirty-nine years working for the improvement of the lives of children in the child welfare system. One of the founders of the parent-led multi-service adoption agency that she directed for twenty-six years, Maris relates proudly that she comes from the citizen-activist child-advocacy community and brings that neighborhood and personal family experience to her professional work. These days she has enjoyed mentoring, doing specialized consulting and training, and teaching at her own school, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She has been featured as a storyteller (about adoption) on The Moth Radio Hour, on NPR and podcasts, and even on the BBC, and has a chapter in It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion & Open Adoption, 2016.
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