Inclusive Family Support Model

This 60 minute session was recorded as part of the National Adoption Conference on September 21, 2021. You may register to take this session as a stand-alone course for $10.  Once registered, you'll be redirected back to this page and you can click on the webinar title below to get started.

Adoption agencies have a responsibility to assist adoptive parents to facilitate open adoptions for the health and positive wellbeing of the adoptees. An animated short film provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the Inclusive Family Support Model, highlighting the four quadrants of openness that all adoptive families fall within - Closed, Mediated, Spirit of Openness and Inclusive. This presentation is based off the theoretical model conceived and published by adoptees JaeRan Kim and Angela Tucker, and is conceptualized through the theoretical perspectives of family systems theory, ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief, and the transtheoretical model of change. Attendees will leave understanding how openness isn't only about maintaining physical contact with biological family members. 

At this time, CEs are not available for this course. However, you will receive a training certificate upon completion of the course.

PRESENTERS
Kara Andersen
Family Support Specialist
Amara
 
Lori Holden
Adoption Educator
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Prerecorded Conference Session
Inclusive Family Support Model
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