Collaborating to promote best practice in child welfare, family services, and adoption.
We believe in the importance of working together with other professionals who serve children and families; by doing so we strengthen the services that families receive and promote shared knowledge in current best practices. We have offices in Manhattan, Long Island, and New Jersey but are also happy to come on-site to your organization to offer trainings, workshops, and more.
We work with child welfare agencies in the following ways to promote best practices and permanency for children:
We offer on-site trainings to foster-care professionals in New York. Our staff members each have experience working with the foster care population through direct practice in their professional careers or through teaching foster care agencies how to best implement permanency using the core trainings that have been developed internally. We can provide a one-off training to your staff on a topic of your choice, or we can craft multi-day curriculums based on your agency’s needs. Our current library of trainings include:
If you are planning your own training or workshop but need a space where you can facilitate the event, let us host your event!
Talk to us about applying for CEUs for our trainings.
We are also available to provide direct services to children in foster care through workshops such as:
We can also develop a new workshop for the children, birth parents, foster parents and adoptive parents that your agency serves.
Finding permanency involves adjustments and understanding of the child’s emotional needs. This type of coaching promotes attachment and helps a child recover from their trauma background. We will give parents tools to aid in this process. The themes we cover are:
Teachers and school personnel play an important role in a child’s life and are integral in ensuring that children feel understood, respected and safe at school. We offer workshops and trainings on-site at schools to prepare educators to create an inclusive community for adopted students, how to craft assignments sensitive to all family structures, and how to respond in instances of bullying. We can also come on-site to your school to offer workshops for parents or students. Our training and workshop topics include:
We respect the tremendous and valuable role that attorneys play in adoption – from representing birth parents’ rights, to supporting pre-adoptive families in match and placement, to representing adoptive families at finalization. We provide the following services to complement your work with your clients:
We value the opportunity to collaborate with other adoption agencies to support families and to further best practices in adoption. There are numerous ways we can work together, including:
We’ve trained over 400 healthcare professionals on options counseling and support for pregnant women and their partners.