This one to three day training session will focus on the development of a comprehensive family assessment that will increase participant’s ability to:


  • Engage families in the assessment process
  • Understand informed decision making
  • Conduct assessments that empower families
  • Provide assessment that are culturally competent
  • Use multiple tools and techniques in performing family preparation and assessment
  • Build knowledge and skill in writing a family preparation and assessment summary that contributes to family empowerment
  • To develop strategies for collaboration with colleagues
  • Understand the different dynamics of foster parent and kinship adoption
  • To share and examine strategies for engaging the foster family in the adoption process
  • To enhance the capacities of participants to deal with difficult decisions that may be present in foster parent adoption situations