In this course we will talk about the impact of trauma and loss on adopted kids and what parents can do to help them heal. The instructor is Dr. Amanda Baden, a Professor and the Doctoral Program Director at Montclair State University in the graduate counseling program and a licensed psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. She is an adult adoptee from Hong Kong and an adoptive parent of a daughter from China.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Explain what trauma is.
  • Explain why neglect can be a type of trauma.
  • List 3 things adoptive parent can do to help their child heal.

Outline for Helping Adopted Children Heal From Past Trauma and Loss.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.38 (b)(2)

 96.38 (b)(3)

 96.38 (b)(4)

 96.38 (b)(5)

 96.38 (b)(8)

 96.48 (b)(2)

 96.48 (b)(3)

 96.48 (b)(4)

 96.48 (b)(5)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements 

This course is included in the following state packages.

See links for how it aligns with each state's regulatory requirements.

Illinois Special Needs Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.
Nebraska Additional Training for Children Over 12 Months or Medically Fragile
Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.
Virginia packages including, Domestic AdoptionInternational Adoption, and International Adoption from China
Important information for agencies on Virginia's core competencies.

For information specific to your state, go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Search site to find information on each state's requirements on background checks, consent to adoption, home study requirements, post-adoption contact agreements, adoption expense regulations, use of advertising, and who may adopt or place a child for adoption.