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Completing and Preserving Adoption for Children with Challenging Behaviors

Identifying and maintaining stable placements for children with extreme behaviors can be a huge challenge for adoption professionals. This course will offer strategies for navigating these challenges and for more effectively preserving and stabilizing these placements. The speaker will provide guidance on effectively educating and empowering prospective foster and adoptive parents about the potential obstacles they may encounter when parenting a child with challenging behaviors. This presentation will also provide insight on how to assess a family's ability to handle extreme behavioral challenges and will detail effective wraparound services for these children and families. The speaker will use practical insights and real-life scenarios to help adoption professionals apply these skills with the families they serve.

Chauncey Strong, MSW - Executive Director, Strong Training and Consulting, LLC

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this webinar, professionals will be able to:
• Determine a family’s readiness and suitability for adopting or fostering a child or youth with challenging behaviors.
• Describe appropriate support and guidance that adoption professionals can offer throughout the placement process.
• Demonstrate strategies for effectively preparing foster and adoptive parents for placements with children with challenging behaviors.

Course level: 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 additional information on the instructor please visit

Recorded on 1/9/2024.
  • Completing Adoption for Children with Challenging Behaviors - Recorded
  • Completing Adoption for Children with Challenging Behaviors - Post-Test
  • Completing Adoption for Children with Challenging Behaviors - Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever