Online Emotional & Physical Care of Older Adopted Children 2013
This online class will prepare you for those first few weeks and months after your child has joined your family and how to meet his/her specific needs with more care and confidence.
The class was developed by two adoptive parents (One mom is a social worker and the other mom is a registered nurse.) by drawing from their own personal experience of adopting international children as well as from their combined learning experiences working with other international adoptive families. These two adoptive parents had observed that internationally adopted children have unique needs upon arrival into their new families which weren't being adequately addressed by other means of "new parent" education classes.
The nurse instructor will cover such topics as the physical care of children, including eating and sleeping habits, how to change a diaper, when to be concerned about your child's health, good things to take with you on your trip overseas to receive your child, and things you should have in place when your child arrives home.
The Dillon International social worker will cover such topics as bonding and attachment issues, discipline, and setting limits with your child as well as the importance of establishing spiritual values in your home and how to handle racism.
For questions about the online class curriculum, please contact our Pre-Adoption Education Coordinator at 918/749-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we hope you enjoy our online class!
Dillon International's Adoption Education Center
Licensed, non-profit child placement agency specializing in international adoptions and post-adoption services since 1972.