Addressing grief and loss in family support efforts
In this webinar, you will learn the basics of how grief and loss affect resource families. Presenters will share tools and strategies to increase staff knowledge about grief and loss, including through the use of the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI), and help you incorporate support into services for foster, adoptive, and kinship families.
You will also learn how several support programs incorporate grief and loss into their services for resources families.
Year presented: 2021
- Britt Cloudsdale, family support program manager, AdoptUSKids
- Lisa Maynard, implementation specialist, National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative
Audience: State, county, and tribal child welfare workers, supervisors, program managers, and administrators of public or private agencies that provide support services to foster and adoptive families.
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Addressing Grief and Loss in Your Support of Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Families
Resources that were referenced during the webinar and that we recommend to further your learning about grief and loss:
- National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) website (find the curriculum for both child welfare and mental health professionals)
- National Directory of NTI Trained Professionals
- 3-5-7TM Model: from the North American Council on Adoptable Children and the California Evidence-based Clearing House for Child Welfare
- “Life Books 101: Tips from an Adoption Worker”
- “Discussion Guide: Understanding Parental Grief and Loss”
- “Discussion Guide: Understanding Childhood Grief and Loss”
- Support Matters: Lessons from the Field
- Support Services Assessment Tool and companion guide
- Webinar recording: Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress for Parent Group Leaders
- Sample programs: UCLA TIES – California and Project Revive – New Mexico