This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.

In this course, we interview Mark Lacava, LCSW-R,  the Executive Vice President of the Pre and Post Adoption Services Department at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children about how parents can talk about adoption with their children.

How Do Children Understand Adoption at Different Ages Outline

Participants will be able to: 

  • Explain how children of different age groups understand adoption.
  • Discuss how openness in an adoption impacts how an adopted child understands adoption. 
  • List the important points an adopted child should understand at each stage of development. 
  • List some common questions that adopted children may ask about adoption at different developmental stages. 


*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

1 Hour CE Credit

Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online.  You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation) 

Course Categories:  Social Work

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit, #886829466, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Infertility Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program. 

NASW Approval Period: 7/24/2020-7/31/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886829466-7632) for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. NASW offers a quick reference of  Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements that you may find helpful.

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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