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Post Adoption Connection Center

How many calls from families have you received describing a crisis situation with their child that leave you paralyzed on how to help? This course details Nightlight Christian Adoptions’ Post Adoption Connection Center services to their clients and their crisis response process. The speakers offer details on the structure of their agency’s Placement Stabilization Team, made up of support staff, that respond to all crisis situations with their clients. They also outline the steps of this process and offer ways for you to create a similar structure within your own agency.

Heather Sloan, LBSW – Director of Post Adoption Connection Center, Nightlight Cristian Adoptions

Lisa Prather, LMSW – VP of Operations, Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Course length: 60 minutes

After attending this course, professionals will be able to:
• Describe the mission of the Post Adoption Connection Center and detail its services to the adoption triad.
• Recall how the Placement Stabilization Team functions, made up for support staff that respond to all crisis situations with clients.
• Explain the focus of crisis intervention and give examples of how to use the principles with adoptive families in crisis.
• Apply practical strategies from the process in order to create a similar structure within their own agencies.

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: 04/13/2023 – 04/13/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

This course does not offer credit for NJ or NY social workers. For more information on receiving CE credit please visit the FAQ tab. For additional information on the instructors please visit, and

Recorded on September 23, 2021.
  • Post Adoption Connection Center - Video
  • Post Adoption Connection Center - Post-Test
  • Post Adoption Connection Center - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever