Nia Vardalos’s “Instant Mom” is a book for anyone considering adoption and just a good read.
Spence-Chapin is hosting a four-day training, geared for therapists and social workers, in the treatment of children with trauma-attachment problems. Early deprivation, neglect, abuse, significant early health problems and hospitalizations, repeated moves, or more than one year in an orphanage can create attachment problems that require specialized treatment. This workshop, led by Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, will provide therapists and other professionals with an opportunity to learn and practice effective treatment methods for trauma-attachment disordered children.
Attendees will earn a Certificate of Attendance for 34 CEUs. Learn more at www.spence-chapin.org/dyadicdevelopment .
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) recently announced the awardees for the 2011-12 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Prevention and Post Adoption grants. Spence-Chapin's FACES - Foster-Adoption Counseling, Education and Support- program was one of the honorees. The FACES program supports families who have adopted from foster care, or are at any stage in the process of adopting from foster care. The program provides FREE counseling in both English and Spanish.
FACES also offers FREE on-site trainings for child welfare professionals.
For more information FACES contact Jana Leonard at FACES@spence-chapin.org or 212-360-0267 .