Contact hours: 3
Strong workers help to build strong families. There is no question that a successful adoption by a child’s foster parent can be strongly influenced by that family’s social worker. What the social worker teaches and explains, what the social worker believes and expresses, how the social worker helps a family in crisis – all of these can make all of the difference in a family’s future. It is way past time to look at this serious topic.
Course presenter: Maris H. Blechner, M Ed, LCSW is an adoption specialist with many years as an educator in the United States and Canada, also doing hands-on adoption work. She is presently an adjunct instructor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City, and does clinical and administrative consultation, as well as keynotes, conference presentations, and national webinars.