News Release – June 6, 2019
TAC Program recognized by California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
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Research shows that children with traumatic experiences of abuse, neglect and abandonment and challenging behavioral and emotional responses are at greater risk of presenting with adjustment problems within their adoptive families. These children’s emotional issues are often complex, and adoptive parents often identify these issues as the primary contributors to family stressors post-adoption.
Access to adoption-competent mental health services is a critical factor in the outcomes for these children and their adoptive families and the success of their adoptions.
Many birth parents also need and are often challenged to find quality adoption competent mental health services to process grief and loss.
C.A.S.E. created the TAC to build and strengthen adoption competency in mental health communities across the United States. The TAC is designed to increase families’ and individuals’ access to adoption competent mental health professionals and to improve the well-being of adopted children and youth and their families.
- It is exclusively designed for mental health professionals.
- It has an in-depth clinical focus and is specifically designed to build and strengthen clinical skills
- It is competency-based, using a definition of an “adoption competent mental health professional” and clinical adoption competencies
- It is manualized to ensure high quality replication
- It is rigorously evaluated through pilot testing and replication evaluation.