SUPPORTING ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
Adoption is more than a way of building a
family; it is a lifelong process of joys, personal
growth, and challenges for all involved. At the
Adoption Assistance Program we understand that
families may need support from time to
time. If you are an adoptive parent and have a
question or concern, we are a phone call away.
SUPPORTING RELATIVE GUARDIANS
The placement of a child with kin offers the benefit
of being raised by familiar people, staying
connected to siblings, and supports a sense of
identity and belonging. But kinship care has
logistical, financial, and unique social challenges
as well. If you are a relative guardian and need
guidance, we are here to help.
SUPPORTING EDUCATORS & COMMUNITY PROVIDERS
If you are a teacher, school administrator, therapist, or
other professional, we are here to support the work
you do with adoptive and guardianship families. We
offer informational meetings, training
services, and more.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the Donaldson Adoption Institute, about 60
of Americans have a personal connection to adoption, either knowing
someone who has been adopted, having adopted a child or having relinquished
a child for adoption.
In the Spotlight
Training for Adoption Competency
Offered by the UConn School of Social Work,
TAC is a comprehensive training for
professionals in the social work, mental health, and
child welfare fields. The training provides the clinical
knowledge and skills needed to effectively serve
November 6, 2015
- Save the Date! - North Haven
Jayne Schooler, nationally acclaimed adoption and foster
care trainer, consultant and author, will present,
"Trauma Competent Healing Parents: Becoming the Parent
Our Child Needs."
CT Family Support Network
has recently published a database of summer camps,
recreation programs and family destinations.
October 3, 2015 - CT Treasures Kin -
DCF's 1st Annual Statewide Kinship Care Conference.
September 25, 2015 - Westport
Project Return and Ackerman Institute for the
Family's 2nd Annual Conference on Adolescence and the
Horses Inspire! Interactive
Equine-Assisted Therapy for Youth Ages 7-21
A program of Soul Friends, Inc.