Continuing Education - Professional Training
Human services professionals need continuing education and support in order to effectively address the complex needs of the children and families they serve. Adoptions Together offers specialized training and continuing education services for counselors, therapists, social workers, and other professionals that are designed to increase awareness and enhance knowledge and practical skills.
Our continuing education courses, training, and support services for professionals Include:
Annual Professional Conference
– Each year, Adoptions Together sponsors an educational conference for professionals to share current information and research in the field and to introduce new strategies and techniques that professionals can apply in their daily work with children and families.
– Adoptions Together is available to consult with other agencies or organizations seeking guidance on best practices, program development or replication, clinical issues, and pre/post adoption services and support.
Attachment Training Series
– Children who have experienced trauma and multiple disruptions early in life often have difficulty developing healthy, trusting relationships. Many mental health professionals find that their strategies for helping traumatized children and their families are not effective, despite years of training and supervision. Our Attachment Training Series offers licensed mental health professionals five full days of intensive and comprehensive training followed by six months of supervision. Facilitated by trained professionals with expertise in attachment issues, the Attachment Training Series focuses on the latest research, theories, and practices in the field.
Agency Business Practices -
This seminar provides instruction in some of the business practices that set Adoptions Together apart from other agencies. Topics addressed include ethical principles in the workplace, board development, and staff training, retention and development.
Adoption Awareness in the Schools
– Programs for teachers and administrators are designed to provide current and relevant information that can be applied in a meaningful way to their daily work with children.
Professional Training Seminars
Adoptions Together offers professional training and foster care licensing seminars for human services professionals and the foster/adoptive parents they serve. Training can be conducted at your site and scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. Continuing education units (CEUs) for Maryland social workers can be awarded. A program can also be customized or designed to meet your organization’s specific needs.
Here is a partial list of professional seminars available through our agency:
Click on each title to read a full description of the seminar