Spence-Chapin provides a variety of workshops and trainings for professionals. From medical and adoption professionals to school and congregation administration and staff, Spence-Chapin’s team of experience and licensed professionals can offer the guidance and tools you need.

Pregnancy and Parenting Options Counseling for Healthcare Professionals

Hospitals, prenatal care providers and other professionals have come to rely on us for expert training and guidance. Let us help you enhance your practice by being an unbiased options counseling provider and a trusted and experienced adoption resource.

We have offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut and can provide trainings at your location or via webinar. These presentations are free, convenient, and customized for your staff. Topics include options counseling, open adoption, special needs adoption, and birth parent rights.

Medical Professionals & Psychologists

Spence-Chapin works with doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, hospital staff, and other medical professionals to meet the emotional needs of families connected to adoption. We offer presentations on a variety of topics in formats ranging from one-hour seminars to full-day workshops.

Adoption Professionals

We offer expert advice to adoption professionals so you can provide the education and support adoptive families need at different life stages. This includes consultations, seminars, and workshops to professionals who are looking to build their own expertise when it comes to providing individuals, couples, and families with lifelong support.

Community Groups & Religious Organizations

Spence-Chapin provides religious leaders and their congregations the resources to support all types of families. Invite us to your place of worship to speak with your congregation about building a more inclusive community and creating awareness and sensitivity.


Spence-Chapin provides professional development seminars to school staff to support students and their families. Our seminars include interactive activities, case examples from current research, and recommendations on how to encourage peer support and respect. Parents fan feel confident that their kids are in a culturally sensitive and support environment, and school staff can feel empowered to engage children and families connected to adoption.

If you are a parent who would like for us to visit your child’s school, please download our flyer for school staff.

Are you interested in a training that is not listed here? Please feel free to contact us with suggestions or inquiries.