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Adoption Ages and Stages: Understanding Therapeutic Needs at All Stages of Life (Chicago)

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:00pm
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This workshop will help participants understand how adoption impacts the adoptee throughout their lifespan. When most think of adoption, they think of the joy that comes with building a family. Often people forget that before a family can be created through adoption, one must be lost. This creates a unique type of loss for the adoptee. This comprehensive training will outline how adoption issues arise at various points in an individual’s life. Videos, insights, and tips will be provided for how to support children, adolescents, and adults during these developmental stages.

All courses offered through the NASW-Illinois Chapter meet the continuing education qualifications for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, and LCPs licensed in Illinois as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Speaker: Mandy is adoption therapist at The Cradle. She has worked almost exclusively with adoptive and foster families since she began her career. A certified Theraplay® therapist and trainer, she takes a particular interest in helping families with young children form strong attachments and work through sensory concerns. Mandy is also experienced in helping adopted individuals with identity, loss, and anxiety concerns throughout their lifespan. Through her legal work Mandy has advocated for children in the child welfare system. She also uses her legal knowledge and advocacy skills to help families gain Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and other essential resources for their children. Mandy earned her BA in Political Science and her BS in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She earned her master's degree in clinical social work and juris doctorate from Michigan State University.

Presenter: Amanda Jones, JD, LCSW, The Cradle

Location: NASW-Illinois Chapter Office
404 S Wells St, Fl 4
Chicago IL 60607

Cost: 2 CEUs / $30 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member

CEU's Earned:  2 CEU's

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Registration Required: Yes

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