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April 2008Vol. 9, No. 3Adoption Certificate Program Guide for Mental Health Practitioners

A new guide for developing an adoption certificate program for mental health practitioners is now available from the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Adoption. The guide includes an overview and history of certificate programs, a practical guide to develop the program, and a section on curriculum and pedagogical considerations to develop core curricula and train instructors. The guide also includes a wide selection of resources and tools, such as sample work plans, sample program descriptions, and sample course evaluations.

Adoption Competence: A Guide to Developing an Adoption Certificate Program for Mental Health Practitioners was written by Claudia Hutchison and is available online: (PDF - 10,859 KB)