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Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 10 CE credits is issued to you on-line. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

Course of Articles:
Section 1 & Question 1
--Factors that Motivate Adoption
Section 2 & Question 2
-Effective Parenting

Section 3 & Question 3 --Considerations in Transracial Adoption
Section 4 & Question 4
--Surviving the Adoption Process
Section 5 & Question 5
--Adoption Disclosure to Family Members
Section 6 & Question 6
--Methods to Prepare Siblings
Section 7 & Question 7
--Pre-Placement Preparations for Adopted Children
Section 8 & Question 8

--Child Adjustment
Section 9 & Question 9

--Children's Understanding of Adoption
Section 10 & Question 10

--Adoption: Considerations in Religion
Section 11 & Question 11
--Psychological Adjustment: Sleep Problems
Section 12 & Question 12
--Psychological Adjustment: Eating Difficulties
Section 13 & Question 13
--Psychological Adjustment: Toileting Problems
Section 14 & Question 14
--Common Behaviors of Adopted Children
Course of Articles:

Section 15 & Question 15
--The Preadoptive Parent and Termination of Parental Rights
Section 16 & Question 16
--Homosexual Adoptive Parents
Section 17 & Question 17
--Africa: Orphans and International Adoption
Section 18 & Question 18
--Post Adoptive Dissolution
Section 19 & Question 19
--Adoption and Same-Sex Coparents
Section 20 & Question 20
--Transracial Adoptions
Section 21 & Question 21
--Research Regarding Transracial Adoption
Section 22 & Question 22
--Cognitive Behavioral Interventions with Adoption
Section 23 & Question 23
--Adoption and the Educational/Illuminative Intervention
Section 24 & Question 24
--International Adoptions Part 1: Katarina and Birgitta’s Stories
Section 25 & Question 25
--International Adoptions Part 2: Blood Ties
Section 26 & Question 26
--Indicators to Assess the Dynamics of Adoption and Planning for Adoption
Section 27 & Question 27
--FOSTER CARE: Recent Legislation Helps States Focus on Finding      Permanent Homes for Children, but Long-Standing Barriers Remain

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--Appendix A - Reproducible Client Worksheets

Parent - Attachment Disorder
--Reactive Attachment Disorder: A Preventable Mental Health Disease --Foster Care Placement Moves and Attachment Issues --Disturbances/Disorders of Attachment in Children and Adolescents

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes here

CAMFT: Course Details in compliance with CAMFT Guidelines here.

Announcements that demonstrate compliance with all requirements
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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

Accommodations for Disability ADA click here.

When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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