Buffalo Training Details

NEW! A Trauma-Informed Approach to Working with Children and Adults Impacted by Adoption

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Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location: UB Center for Tomorrow, Flint & Maple Rds., Amherst, NY
Hours: 3.0
CEUs: 3.0
Cost: $65.00
Discount Cost (Trauma Certificate Program participants): $60.00
Lunch Included: No
Fulfills Hours in Trauma Certificate Program: Elective

Presenter

Megan Montgomery

Degrees:
LMSW, LICSW

Bio:
Megan Montgomery, LMSW, LICSW, works for Adoption STAR assisting families from pre-adoption preparation through post adoption counseling, including home study and post placement services. She oversees the International Adoption Services for the agency and it’s families located in New York, Ohio and Florida. Megan has developed a focus on special needs adoption and adopting an older child. She has presented at conferences such as the Adoption Initiative at St. John’s University, NACAC, AFFCNY and NCFA and authored a number of blog posts and articles featured by well-known adoption related organizations and magazines. Her volunteer work includes working to provide humanitarian aid to children living outside of family care.

Description

Saturday Training!

Discount price for our trauma certificate participants and graduates is $60.

Adoption impacts more individuals than many realize. Children, birth families, and adoptive families who continue to feel the effects of the process years later appear in many service systems including private practice therapy. This workshop will provide an understanding of the unique challenges inherent in adoption and discuss the importance of a trauma-informed, non-judgmental approach utilizing positive adoption language. Research shows that trauma changes the very structure of a child’s brain and a child’s brain affects behavior. Trauma also impacts parenting. Parenting children with challenging behaviors may bring up turmoil or trauma from a parent’s own childhood. In addition, feelings of grief and loss do not end with adoption. There is often a lasting impact on both children and parents as they re-grieve the losses they have experienced. Megan will cover the unique challenges that occur pre and post adoption for individuals (i.e. fertility, birth parents, foster care, domestic, transracial, and international adoptions) and provide participants with resources to share with their clients.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify who is impacted by grief and loss in adoption;
• List three essential components of post adoption support;
• Use positive adoption language in a trauma-informed, non-judgmental approach;
• Identify at least two resource services available to children and or families involved in the adoption process.

Research: The Donaldson Adoption Institute (https://adoptioninstitute.org/issue-areas) conducted original research to fill gaps in knowledge and inform best practices. The Rudd Adoption Research Program (https://umass.edu/ruddchair) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst aims to contribute to evidence-based practice and to provide research-based information that will influence policy (see “Research” and “Future of Adoption” pages. The Child Welfare Information Gateway (https://bit.ly/2XwtN5Z) provides a number of fact sheets and other publications on adoption based on research.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals.

Content level: beginning and intermediate

CEUs
New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS Provider #0045: 3 hours approved for CPP & CPS Initial hours, section 4; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.

Trauma-Informed Certificate Programs: 3 Elective Hours

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.