Adoption Clinical Training (ACT)- clinical training with Kinship Center

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Program/Intervention Name

Adoption Clinical Training (ACT)- clinical training with Kinship Center


Staff Training and Development

Program/Intervention Description

What: Intensive practice and clinically informed training to adoption and permanency professionals and community based therapists. The curriculum expands the application of techniques and knowledge from related fields, such as education, mental health, and neurobiology to the practice of adoption and relative guardianship. ACT curriculum informs adoption practice and expand qualified child welfare and mental health providers available to families. How: The 48-hour curriculum addresses the experiences of all members of the adoption and permanency constellation and includes lecture, large and small group discussion, integrated learning activities, interactive experiences, video, and supportive reading materials. Tools for use in practice with children and their families are incorporated into each session, so that skills acquired during the training may be applied immediately.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)


Program Goals/Outcomes

Inform adoption practice and expand professionals able to serve families; Engage, train and retain staff able to provide quality adoption and post-permanency services

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 1: Designed for Adoption or Guardianship

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 4: Promising Practice

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Email site


Kinship Center

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