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Adult Attachment Styles: A Home Study Assessment Tool (NY)

This page is a description for a live webinar scheduled August 1, 2023 at 1pm EST. Please note: NY Contact Hours will only be offered for the live webinar (not the recorded version).
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Attachment issues are a common topic of discussion in adoption circles, which frequently focus on the child’s early trauma. But attachment is a dance that occurs within a relationship. How do parents’ attachment styles impact an adoption, and how can we assess that during the home study process? What can we learn from adult attachment styles to help us equip adoptive families to be more successful? This presentation will look at the steps taken to identify and assess adult attachment styles during the home study process. Strategies for using this data to inform training and preparation will also be explored.

Jennifer Knight, LISW – Director of Social Services Ohio, America World Adoptions
Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:
• Describe Adult Attachment Style Tools.
• Summarize the relationship between Adult Attachment Style and Parenting Style.
• Analyze the distribution of characteristics present in prospective adoptive parents.
• Identify training and research opportunities for utilizing adult attachment style as a home study assessment tool.

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate
Cost to register: FREE

National Council For Adoption is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0681. Social workers completing this course receive 1 contact hour.

In order to receive contact hours, attendees must participate in the entirety of the webinar training, have their attendance verified and complete a course evaluation. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their contact hours certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

The live webinar will also include an interactive time where attendees can submit questions for response in real-time. To participate in this live webinar, attendees must have the Zoom application downloaded to their device.

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