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Adoption and the Stages of Development

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About the Course:

The impact of adoption on the psychological development of children is reviewed in this course. The fact sheet upon which this course is based describes what parents can expect during each stage of development, from infancy through adolescence. Topics include: when to disclose adoption, family relationships, loss and grief, and identity formation.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Adoption and the Stages of Development created by Child Welfare Information Gateway staff

Journal/Publisher:

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Publication Date:

1990

Course Material Author

Child Welfare Information Gateway staff

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about adopted children’s developmental process. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe what parents can expect during each stage of child development, from infancy through adolescence.

  2. Identify when and how to discuss adoption, family relationships, and loss and grief issues with adopted children.

  3. Assess suggestions and resources offered regarding help for parents of adopted children.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101279
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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