Special Considerations for Adopted Adolescents

Adopted youth have unique experiences as they transition into adulthood. Adolescence may be the first time that an adopted child questions their identity, as they begin to separate from their parents. This presentation helps agency personnel understand the special challenges of adopted teens as they transition into adulthood, particularly with sense of self, attachment and sexuality. The speaker discusses issues related to the birth search process, such as direct-to-consumer testing (e.g. Ancestry.com, 23 and me), integrating information about family medical history and discussions on critical pieces of an adopted child’s early history.

Elaine E. Schulte, MD, MPH, FAAP – Medical Director, Adoption Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore – Einstein College of Medicine

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this recorded webinar, professionals will be able to:

  • Identify the unique experiences that adopted youth have as they transition into adulthood, including questioning their identity and separating from their parents.
  • Describe challenges of adopted teens as they transition into adulthood, particularly with sense of self, attachment and sexuality.
  • Summarize issues related to search, such as direct-to-consumer testing, integrating information about one’s family medical history and identify appropriate timing of discussions of critical pieces of an adopted person’s early history.

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $15

If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.

National Council For Adoption, #1804, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. 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, do not complete this course for contact hours. Instead, visit the NY course here. 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 recorded webinar training, have their attendance verified, complete a course evaluation and complete post-test with at least 80% correct. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their course continuing education certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

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

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Updated 1/27/23

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