Supporting Adoptive Families at Risk of Disruption or Dissolution

This page is a description for a live webinar scheduled February 2, 2023 at 1pm. If you'd like to register for this webinar, you can do so here. A recording will be posted shortly after the live session. At which time, the course will be available for purchase.

This presentation will address what adoption professionals should know about supporting families in crisis who may be considering disruption or dissolution. The speakers will help professionals identify and secure appropriate resources while prioritizing adoptive families’ safety and stability.

Lisa Prather, LMSW– VP of Operations, Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Heather Sloan, LBSW– Director of Post Adoption Connection Center, Nightlight Cristian Adoptions

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of disruption and dissolution after adoption and primary stressors and caution indicators that cause this
  • Give examples of strategies for prevention and education
  • Design interventions and support programs for when a family is experiencing difficulties with their child(ren)
  • Describe strategies for supporting families in crisisand prioritize safety and stability in the family unit
  • Identify appropriate resources for adoptive parents considering disruption or dissolution

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced


National Council For Adoption, #1804, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. National Council For Adoption maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 04/13/2022 – 04/13/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

If you are a social worker licensed in New York, please find more information here. Please note that the NY contact hours version of this course will only be offered live. This webinar does not offer credit for NJ social workers. The state of New Jersey does not recognize ASWB ACE continuing education provider level approval.

In order to receive their continuing education credit, attendees must participate in the entirety of the webinar training, have their attendance verified, and complete a course evaluation. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their course continuing education certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

The live webinar will also include an interactive time where attendees can submit questions for response in real-time. To participate in this live webinar, attendees must have the Zoom application downloaded to their device.

Other Questions? For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please contact us at or 703-299-6633.

Supporting Adoptive Families at Risk of Disruption or Dissolution
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