Enhancing Adoptive Parenting

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Program/Intervention Name

Enhancing Adoptive Parenting


Behavioral Management and Treatment, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement

Program/Intervention Description

What: Enhancing Adoptive Parenting is adapted to meet the specific needs of adopters of children placed late from the foster care system. The aim is to enhance adoptive parenting by advice and discussion rather than via a training program. How: The program emphasizes the need for adopters to conduct daily play sessions with their child and helps them adapt when their child rejects their praise and/or their rewards. It is an individualized, home-based program to be delivered by trained parent advisers. Services are provided in the adoptive home. Sessions occur weekly for 1.5 hours for a duration of 10 weeks.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)


Program Goals/Outcomes

To help adopters understand the child’s problems and how they may be related to his/her prior experiences, to help adopters manage a range of problems such as relationship difficulties, discipline problems, fears and anxiety, over-activity, eating and sleeping problems, etc.

QIC Target Group

Both Target 1 and Target 2

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 1: Designed for Adoption or Guardianship

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Alan Rushton, PhD


Post Adoption Centre

Contact Email


Contact Phone

(850)208-7899 ext. 498

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)