In this session Sabra Starnes – who herself is an adoption professional, adoptive parent, and therapist – will explore the current and past legal restrictions to accessing identifying information in closed adoptions in the United States. Sabra will share some of the factors professionals must consider in order to ethically and effectively navigate the adoption process. Special focus will be placed on the ethical responsibility that adoption workers have to support the adoptee through their adoption.
1. Explore some of the clinical challenges of ensuring all the rights of the triad in accessing identifying information.
2. Discuss the emotional impact of not having access to genetic and identifying information can have on an Adoptee.
3. Analyze the current and past laws on accessing identifying information in closed adoptions in the United States.
4. Discuss the benefits and obstacles Adoptee’s can experience when using genetic DNA social, the internet and social media to access identifying information on their own.
Who should attend:
mental health professionals, child welfare workers, social workers, counselors.
Earn 3 CEUs after completing an evaluation after the webinar
The webinar will be live and not recorded. There are no refunds if you miss the webinar.
9:30-9:45 Opening and review Learning Objectives
9:45-11:45 Ethics training
12:00-12:35 Ethics training
12:35-12:45pm Q&A and Closing
**Please note that this training meets the requirements for social work Ethics CEU’s**
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