Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)

We are pleased to offer Nebraska’s next Training for Adoption Competency (TAC ) in Grand Island starting February of 2021! The deadline to register was December 31, 2020.

TAC is a rigorously evaluated, competency-based training curriculum developed in collaboration with national experts in the field of child welfare, adoption and mental health.

Created by C.A.S.E. in the mid 2000s, the Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) is a national, comprehensive, evidence-informed training program for professionals in the social work, mental health and child welfare fields. C.A.S.E. also serves as a national resource for foster/adoptive families and professionals through its training, publications, and consultations.

Participants in the training program are expected to have the following credentials:

1. Master’s degree (or higher) in social work, a counseling field or other related discipline with current professional license or under clinical supervision in preparation for professional licensing. This means that the professional:

Is already clinically licensed and is already working in a clinical capacity with adoptive families in either an agency specializing in work with adoptive families or in private practice or community mental health setting serving adoptive families on a regular basis

OR

Is under clinical supervision in preparation for clinical licensing and is working in a clinical capacity with adoptive families in an agency specializing in work with adoptive families or in private practice or community mental health setting serving adoptive families on a regular basis

2. Master’s Level Professionals (or higher) in social work, a counseling field or other related discipline who do not hold a clinical license but whose work involves interface with members of the adoption kinship network so that he/she is able to incorporate learning into practice.

Certificate of Completion

In order to receive the Certificate of Completion all participants are expected to attend all training modules and all clinical consultations offered during modules 5-10 including presenting one to two cases. Completion also includes successfully passing the post-module surveys at 80% (for NASW approved CEs). Once TAC becomes accredited, successful passing of the final assessment will also be required to receive the certificate.

The total cost of the training is $1,210.00. Payments can be made in installments or one lump sum. A limited number of scholarships are available to help reduce the cost.

Reach out to Stacy Varouh for more information on scholaraships.

When events are held in person, they will be at our Grand Island, Nebraska Children’s Home Society location.

1028 North Webb Road
Suite C
Grand Island, NE

DATES TOPICS
Online/In-Home Module #1 – Adoption History, Law and Process
2/12/2021 Module #2 – Theoretical/Philosophical Framework of Adoption Competent Mental Health Practice
3/12/2021 Module #3 – Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adopted Individuals and Their Families
4/9/2021 Module #4 – The Impact of Separation, Loss, and Grief: Clinical Strategies for Healing
5/14/2021 Module #5 – Trauma and Brain Neurobiology
6/11/2021 Module #6 – Enhancing Parent-Child Attachment
7/9/2021 Module #7 – Supporting Identity Formation for Adolescents and Young Adults
8/13/2021 Module #8 – Supporting Children, Youth, and Families as They Prepare for Adoption
9/10/2021 Module #9 – Clinical Issues in Working with Birth and Kinship Families
10/8/2021 Module #10 – Openness in Adoption
11/12/2021 Module #11 – Race and Ethnicity in Adoption
12/10/2021 Module #12 – Therapeutic Parenting: Parents as Primary Vehicles for Healing

For more information about TAC please contact Stacy Varouh or call 402.889.8366. To register, click here. The deadline to register is December 31, 2020.