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Webinar: Newborns, Money, Competition, Desperation: Promoting Ethics in Infant Adoption

Start time/date: Sept  8, 2021 11:00 AM
End time/date: Sept  8, 2021 12:00 PM
 
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration
 

Newborns, Money, Competition, Desperation:

Promoting Ethics in Infant Adoption

CEU Workshop - As the landscape of private adoption providers continues to be heavily dominated by for-profit facilitators, attorneys and do-it-yourself online matching services, solid ethics in voluntary infant placement and adoption become all the more critical. This workshop will raise questions about current practices in voluntary placements, especially as they impact interactions with expectant parents and pre-adoptive parents. We’ll identify specific questions that pre-adoptive and expectant parents considering domestic infant placements can ask to determine practices that are ethical, non-coercive and child-centered and encourage adoption professionals to hold themselves to high ethical standards.

 

Participants will be able to…

  • Summarize three of the key challenges in accessing ethical services for expectant parents.
  • Summarize three of the key challenges in accessing ethical services for pre-adoptive parents.
  • Identify three specific questions that pre-adoptive and expectant parents considering domestic infant placements can ask to determine practices that are ethical, non-coercive and child-centered.
  • Identify three specific changes that adoption professional can make to promote higher ethical standards.

 

Instructor: Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander, MA, LMFT #47992 

Position: First/Birth Family Specialist 

Experience: Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in the adoption and foster care triads. She is both a first/birth mother, as well as a transracial adoptee. Susan has been providing individual and family therapy to all members of the foster / adoption constellation since 2008 in private practice and agency settings. She has delivered workshops and keynotes addresses to adoption professionals and adoptive families at regional, state, and national conferences on adoption. She is the First/Birth Family Specialist at Pact, where she focuses on the needs of expectant parents considering adoption, and first/birth families who have placed children for adoption.

 

  

CEUs: This course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. All activities in the course are offered for continuing education credit. CAMFT-Approved Continuing Education Provider Number 131157.

 

Pact is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Pact maintains responsibility for this course and its content.

 

 

 

Cost for CEUs:

 

Special Needs: To request accommodations for special needs, please email the program administrator at ceuprogram@pactadopt.org who will respond to all inquiries within 3 business days.

 

Certificates: Course completion certificates will be awarded within one business week upon confirmation of full attendance at workshop and completion of course evaluation. Certificates will be e-mailed to registration address unless other method is requested.

 

Refunds: Pact is not in a position to offer refunds due to non-attendance. If you are unable to attend, you may notify Pact no less than three business days in advance and will be permitted to choose another comparable workshop within the next calendar year.

 

Grievances: If you wish to file a grievance, you may do so orally or in writing.

Phone: 510.243.9460

Email: ceuprogram@pactadopt.org

Address: 5515 Doyle Street, #1, Emeryville, CA 94608


Pricing Description:

$45 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact members receive 25% discount.

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