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Education Center for Adoptive Parents: Communication

Communication: Telling the Story: This course provides parents and children tools to better enable them to talk about their story with each other, friends and family, as well as individuals in the community.

This course is a good resource to learn the language of adoption and feel comfortable communicating with others about adoption. 7 modules include: Parents and Children, Age-Appropriate Communication, The Birth Family, Siblings, Extended Family, School and Community.
An additional video features interviews with adoptees, adoptive parents, adoption professionals and a child psychologist discussing How We Tell Their Story: ways to speak with children about their adoption story. This course is a great resource for learning the language of adoption and improving your communication with others about adoption.
Audience: Post-adoptive parents. Video runtime: 44 minutes
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever