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Friday, October 12 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Training Advocacy: Understanding Parental Adjustment Experiences in Late-Child Adoption

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Many families who participate in late-child adoptions are unprepared for the overwhelming adjustments to parenting these older children. In a crisis, families turn to counselors for assistance. However
, without knowledge of the specialized issues and training approaches, counselors are not adequately prepared to assist. This presentation explains parental adoption adjustment experiences, specifically with older children. The discussion promotes advocacy for greater counselor awareness and training.


Cynthia Doney

Assistant Professor, Barnabas Counseling Group

Laurel Shaler

Associate Professor, Director of Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program, Liberty University

Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Palisades Foyer
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  • Program ID Poster 4

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