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Infant Adoption Awareness Training Project
What is the IAATP?
The Infant Adoption Awareness Training Project is a comprehensive training program with a curriculum created on the belief that when a woman is experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, she should be provided with equal information and counseling regarding all options in a nondirective and non coercive manner. She should be provided the opportunity to explore all of these options in order to make an informed decision.
The IAATP program is a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Health and is based on the following set of values and beliefs:
- Health care providers are partners in the process of disseminating information on options counseling and the adoption option.
- Providing neutral, factual information and nondirective counseling is essential.
- Providing services without subjecting individuals to any coercion and in a manner that protects individuals dignity and respect.
Completion of the IAATP curriculum provides professional with an accurate understanding of the adoption experience. This training is an important step in assuring that every pregnant woman knows all the facts about adoption. Adoption STAR proudly provides these IAATP trainings to support the professional’s ability to empower clients in crisis. Our shared goal is a woman making a well-informed decision.
Our expert trainers will lead you through a one-day comprehensive and dynamic training session. Knowledge of types of adoptions and familiarity with the viewpoints and challenges of birth mothers, birth fathers, adoptive parents and adoptees are integral to this training.
What Is The Training Like?
The Understanding Infant Adoption training curriculum is designed to help health care and other community professionals serving pregnant women and teens discuss adoption as an option with patients/clients who are not sure that they want to parent the child.
Curriculum topics include:
Personal and professional values
- Patient/Client directed options counseling
- Nondirective, non-coercive intervention techniques
- Adoption law and practice
- Birthfathers’ rights and responsibilities
- Cultural responsiveness
- Special issues in counseling teens
- Networking and collaboration with adoption and pregnancy counseling professionals.
The curriculum delivery methodology includes lecture, discussion, demonstration, team activities, and video case vignettes. A one-day or a two-day version of the curriculum is available.
Who Can Attend The Training?
You are eligible to attend if you are staff (nurses, social workers, technicians, physicians, etc.) employed by: Public health departments, public hospitals, nonprofit hospitals, MSS/ISS Programs affiliated with public health departments or private, nonprofit agencies Nonprofit clinics, e.g. Planned Parenthood Agencies, Teen Health Centers, school based Health clinics (public and private schools) or if you are a health care professional that interacts with pregnant women.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no cost to attend. There is no registration fee or fee for CEU certificates.
Are Contact Hours Available For This training?
Are CEU’s Available For This Training?
How Do I Register For An Upcoming Session Or Plan A Training Just For My Organization?
For more information on the IAATP email Michael Hill, Project Lead at Michael@adoptionstar.com.