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The Connected Family: Understanding and Supporting Adoptive Families

When you bring a child from a hard place into your home, it affects every member of the family. In this course, the presenter shares how siblings of children from hard places are impacted by adoption and foster care, how each member of the family affects each other, and how to create a more cohesive family using TBRI strategies.

Jana Hunsley, PhD, LCSW - Founder and Executive Director, Project 1025, LLC

Course length: 60 minutes

After completing this course, professionals will be able to:
• Explain the various ways adoptive siblings can be affected by foster care and adoption in their families
• Identify factors in a family that influence families’ stress levels
• Solve problems in foster and adoptive families by incorporating strategies aimed at communication and connection
• Apply strategies to meet the needs of the entire family unit pre-and post-adoption and foster care

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 webinar 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

Updated on 2/27/2024.
  • The Connected Family - Recorded
  • The Connected Family - Post-Test
  • The Connected Family - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever