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Adoptive Parent Training

Parent Training Schedule

Adoptive parents in Colorado must complete 24 hours of parent training. You will also have training completed individually: Dossier and intake. Section II Classes have an extra module for parents adopting an infant and this module starts at 8:30A.M. All other classes will be held on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the locations listed below.  (303)795-8200

If there is inclement weather on the day of the class, please check the website for time change and/or cancellation.

 

Please bring a sack lunch. Sessions are for adults only.

 

Please reference our chart below for a list and description of our classes and their scheduled time:

 

Date/

Time

Session (see below for session details)

Location

       

July 13, 2013
Saturday

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Section II - Parenting the emotional, physically or sexually abused child
Effects of institutionalization and other emotional problems related to traumatized children.
Problems related to children who have had multiple care givers
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Malnutrition
Relevant environmental toxins
Emotional, medical, genetic, developmental risk factors associated with children from country of origin
Behavioral & mental disorders
Parenting a special needs child
Effects of stress in early life
Sensory integration disorder

Chinese Children Cultural Center

6940
S. Holly Circle
Centennial, CO
80112

Phone Number
303-850-9998

       

August 10, 2013 Saturday

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Section III (5 hours)
Adoption as a lifelong commitment
Ongoing contact and/or communication with biological family
Understanding legal issues on adoption/regulatory procedures
Post Placement Requirements
Infant care including basic care and feeding, shaken baby syndrome

Chinese Children Cultural Center

6940
S. Holly Circle
Centennial, CO
80112

Phone Number
303-850-9998

       

Sept 21, 2013 Saturday

9:30am - 2:30pm

Section IV (5 hours)
Parenting a child of different culture/racial background
Culture and Identity
Multi-culture family: Long term issues
Understand social /medical history information
Culture background and history of the child
Sign language with baby
Waiting parents and 'Lifebook'
Adoption Tax Credit
Travel Abroad
Panel

Ross Hill Library

4310 East Amherst Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

 

(720) 865-0955

       

Oct 10, 2013 Saturday

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Section I (5 hours)
Attachment and Bonding
Discipline and boundary
Parenting techniques
Grief and loss issues in adoption
Key concepts of child growth & development
Single adoption

Ross Hill Library

4310 East Amherst Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

 

(720) 865-0955

       

November 16, 2013
Saturday

9:30 am -
10:30 am

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Infant training (1.0 Hour)
Section II - Parenting the emotional, physically or sexually abused child
Effects of institutionalization and other emotional problems related to traumatized children.
Problems related to children who have had multiple care givers
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Malnutrition
Relevant environmental toxins
Emotional, medical, genetic, developmental risk factors associated with children from country of origin
Behavioral & mental disorders
Parenting a special needs child
Effects of stress in early life
Sensory integration disorder

Ross Hill Library

4310 East Amherst Avenue
Denver, CO 80222

 

(720) 865-0955

 
There will be no Parent Training classes for the month of December 2013.   Training classes will resume in January 2014.
 

Call to sign up for our next class!
303-691-0808

Class topics subject to change without notice, and may include additional topics as required. The fall schedule will begin in September and topics will roll over and begin again at that time. That schedule will be announced this summer.

ANoC's pre-adoption education sessions are created around the state's regulations governing adoptive family training. They are developed to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families planning to adopt both infants and older children, domestically and internationally. Domestic adoptive families are required to take 16 hours of training, and international families and families adopting special needs children are required to take up to 24 hours of training.