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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Intended Audience: This course is intended for line workers and supervisors in Adoptions Units in Child Welfare Settings
Description of Course: This is a 3 hour course that will examine the aspects of full disclosure of information to prospective adoptive parents and caregivers, the goals, values, and ethics involved, and related policies and regulations.
Understand and carry out full disclosure activities within appropriate professional boundaries and ethics
Consider the related values and goals
Understand policies about full disclosure
Gain insight into policy areas which are not clearly understood or about which there is a need for clarity and/or review
Value of permanency and family connections for children in foster care.
Ethical issues and values related to adoption, permanency, family connections, concurrent planning, and relative contact/placement
Policies and regulations related to full disclosure, including concurrent planning
Principles of adaptive leadership, adaptive versus technical problems
Scenarios/exercises which highlight values, issues, and to practice skills related to full disclosure activities
Policy clarification/discussion and facilitation of areas of confusion or needing clarification