Center for Adoption Support and Education

Center for Adoption Support and Education

C.A.S.E.  is a great online resource, the offer workshop adn onlien training for parent teachers and counsellers.  Click here to visit their website. About The Center for Adoption Support and EducationC.A.S.E. was created in May 1998 to provide post-adoption counseling and educational services to families, educators, child welfare staff, and mental health providers in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. In addition, C.A.S.E. is a national resource for families and professionals through its training, publications, and consultations.

C.A.S.E. is a private, non-profit adoptive family support center. Its programs focus on helping children from a variety of foster care and adoptive backgrounds to receive understanding and support which will enable them to grow into successful, productive adults.

C.A.S.E. defines post-adoption services as ongoing, comprehensive support services that include education, counseling, family forums, and advocacy which address clearly identified developmental issues and social-emotional challenges frequently shared by adoptees and their families. Post-adoption involves preventive measures to ensure the preservation of adoptive families.

301.476.8525
4000 Blackburn Lane. Suite 260. Burtonsville, MD. 20866

 
Resource for Foster Families

Resource for Foster Families

Resources for Parents Adopting from Foster Care: 

Courtesy of Adoptive Families Magazine

  115,000 children in the U.S. foster-care system are waiting for permanent, loving families. Here, we present heartwarming stories of parents who chose to adopt from foster care, helpful resources for prospective foster or fost/adopters, books for parents and kids, and links to national organizations working to find homes for U.S. waiting children.  Read more….
A Year in the Classroom with Internationally Adopted Children Jane Katch

A Year in the Classroom with Internationally Adopted Children Jane Katch

Found this at the West Tisbury library, it is a great read.  Would highly recommend it to any adoptive parent.

 Far Away from the Tigers 

Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Kindergarten teacher Jane Katch recently found herself with three such children in her class: Katya, born in Russia, Jasper, from Cambodia, and Caleb, from Romania. Each child had spent early years in an orphanage, and each had unique educational and emotional needs. How Katch came to recognize and respond to those needs makes up the journey of discovery in this moving and insightful book. Read more…. Jane Katch 176 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2011 Cloth $22.50 ISBN: 9780226425788 Published March 2011 E-book $7.00 to $18.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226425801 Published March 2011