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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

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Presentation slides (4 MB PDF)

Resources that were referenced during the webinar and that we recommend to further your learning about grief and loss:

On AdoptUSKids:



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