24 Aug CEU – Supporting Birth Children’s Adjustment to Foster Care and Adoption
Date/Time:08/24/2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us on August 24th for a CEU on Supporting Birth Children’s Adjustment to Foster Care and Adoption. This CEU will be co-presented by Katie Smith and Stacy Young.
Katie earned a Master of Social Work from The University of Georgia in 2001 and was licensed by the state of Georgia as a clinical social worker in 2005. Her specialization in mental health needs related to adoption and complex developmental trauma developed over the course of 18 years’ experience working in both child welfare and mental health settings with children, teens, and adults who were adopted or in foster care, as well as birth, foster, and adoptive families. Her approach to treatment is grounded predominantly in neurobiologically-informed, attachment-based, somatic, and cognitive-behavioral theories.
Stacy earned a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1997 and was licensed by the state of Georgia as a Professional Counselor in 2005. She has worked in the adoption field since 2001, providing pregnancy counseling, infertility counseling, and working with couples who desired to grow their family through foster care and adoption. She, herself, is an adoptive parent, having adopted a son from South Korea in 2009. She has been married for 18 years to her husband, Jason. They are parents to Isabella (15) and Jake (11).
Katie and Stacy will provide helpful tools and resources to connect with and address the needs of our birth children during the difficult process of foster care so that they still feel like a special, important, and valued part of the family.
Bookings are closed for this event.