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Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 FREE Preview of Questions & FREE Course Content! Click underlined Section 1 below to read Section 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Answer Booklet link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 in the Answer Booklet for this course and so on.

Step #2 - FREE Unlimited Scoring! After completing and scoring the Answer Booklet a Certificate granting 10 continuing education credits for this Course is issued to you on-line or sent to you via US Mail. The Answer Booklet gives you FREE scoring and anonymous unlimited trials. (Click here if you wish to get a printable format of this page.) Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

Best Practice YouTube PowerPoint below...
A few of the "BestPractices" from our courses have been made into YouTube PowerPoints. Track 7 below entitled, "Four Methods Increasing Comfort Regarding Adoption "

Outline of Topics - Transcript of Compact Discs
*New content on Foster Care Transition

Section 1 & Question 1
-Track #1 - Four Tools for Fostering a Positive Attitude, Ages 0-7
Section 2 & Question 2
--Track #2 - Helping Ages 8-12 Understand 'Loving Two Sets of Par ents'
Section 3 & Question 3
--Track #3 - Three-Steps in being Prepared for Anger, Ages 12-15
Section 4 & Question 4
--Track #4 - How to Facilitate the Adolescent's Decision to Search for Birth Parents
Section 5 & Question 5
--Track #5 - Techniques for 3 Grief Trigger-Times - Birthdays, Mother's Day, & Moving
Section 6 & Question 6
--Track #6 - Tools for Processing Loss, Shame & Rejection
Section 7 & Question 7
--Track #7 - Four Methods for Increasing Comfort Regarding Adoption

Section 8 & Question 8

--Track #8 - Specific Criteria for Withholding Information Until Age 12
Section 9 & Question 9

--Track #9 - Two Key Points to the 'Summary Story' Technique
Section 10 & Question 10

-Track #10 - Effectively Using a Life Book
Section 11 & Question 11

--Track #11 - How to Help the Abandoned Child via a Homeland Tour
Section 12 & Question 12

--Track #12 - Explaining 'Time Bombs of Abuse' in 4 Stages
Section 13 & Question 13

--Track #13 - Using the 'Tape Recorder' to Disclose Rape & Incest
Section 14 & Question 14
--Track #14 - Preventing Adoption Dissolution: 7 Steps in the Negative Spiral
Course Manual of Articles

& Personal Reflection Excercises

Section 15 & Question 15
--20th Century Adoption Revolution
Section 16 & Question 16
--The Chosen Child: Emotional Inoculation against Shock
Section 17 & Question 17
--Psychopathology of Adoptive Parents
Section 18 & Question 18
--Family in Crisis: Adoption of Special-Needs Children
Section 19 & Question 19

--Adoption Disruptions:  Negative Parental Attitude or Child Behavior?
Section 20 & Question 20
--Precarious Teenage Adoptions: Resilience vs. Trauma
Section 21 & Question 21
--Teenage Adoption Case Study: Doubly Deprived
Section 22 & Question 22
--Teenage Adoption:  Risk, Turbulence & Anguish
Section 23 & Question 23
--3 Components to Fighting Racism in Intercountry Adoption
Section 24 & Question 24
--Warning on the Dangers of Holding Therapy
Section 25 & Question 25
--Adoption & Holding Therapy:  Harmful or Helpful?
Section 26 & Question 26

--Is there Science behind Adoption Attachment Theories?
Section 27 & Question 27
--Major Federal Legislation Concerned With Child Protection, ChildWelfare, and Adoption
*New content on Foster Care Transition
Section 28
--Foster Care Transition Toolkit
Section 29

Selected Readings Bibliography/Authors/Instructors
Section 30
--Reproducible Client Worksheets – Appendix A Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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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.

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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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