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Training for Adoption Competency is a comprehensive training for professionals in the social work, mental health, and child welfare fields.  The UConn School of Social Work is collaborating with UConn Health Adoption Assistance Program to offer the 2017-2018 program. Visit UConn Health Adoption Assistance Program for a brochure and application.

TAC is a standardized training program developed in collaboration with national experts. The program is a rigorously evaluated, competency based, training curriculum that engages students in clinical knowledge and skill building. TAC is a 72-hour, 12 session program (1 on-line, 11 face-to-face) followed by 6 monthly group clinical case consultation sessions.

Benefits for Clients:

  • Engage with clinicians who understand how adoption affects the life cycle
  • Work through loyalty and belonging issues in a competent manner
  • Gain confidence and skills to improve and build relationships throughout the adoption/kinship network

Benefits for Clinicians:

  • Gain expertise in working with adoptive families
  • Understand how to support and treat adoptees, as well as adoptive and birth parents through the adoption process
  • Earn continuing education credits for professional licensure
  • Be recognized as a Adoption Competent Clinician (TAC graduate)

Benefits for Employers:

  • Enhance your agency image and reputation by employing TAC clinicians
  • Increase referrals for adoption focused issues
  • Provide quality, evidence based clinical practice for clients involved in the adoption/kinship network