C.A.S.E. is leading a partnership with Catholic Charities and Lutheran Family Services through grant funding from the Virginia Department of Social Services to offer post-adoption support to families in Northern, Western and Piedmont areas of Virginia.
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All families who have finalized adoptions from foster care in Virginia beginning July 2017 are eligible for services up to 12 months from the date of finalization at NO COST to families. Case management services will assist families in accessing appropriate services and resources through community-based linkage and referral, education, advocacy and connection to formal and informal support groups.
The goal? To ensure life-long successful families continue to thrive and grow while celebrating the unique attributes of forming a family through adoption. Services will be family-driven and trauma-responsive using an adoption competent model to engage and empower families to be successful now and in the future to promote life-long connection and permanency.
Referrals will come through the local department of social services at the time of finalization. Families who are in the finalization process will be contacted regarding these services post-finalization.
Services are available to you for up to one year from the time your adoption was finalized. Once you begin services, they can last up to 12 months. However, if more time has elapsed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be directed to other resources.
Yes! Families can access C.A.S.E.’s FREE MONTHLY WEBINARS – created specifically for adopted families on relevant topics of interest.
Even if you don’t need case management services now, you can still access the webinars for free using code CASEVA when registering.
Mary Wichansky, Director of Clinical Operations, C.A.S.E.
Select “Virginia” in C.A.S.E’s Directory of Adoption Competent Professionals to find a highly trained therapist near you. All therapists in the directory are graduates of C.A.S.E.’s prestigious Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) program and have provided their own bios and contact information to make it easy for families to connect with them.
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Adoptive parents facing serious, ongoing challenges with their children need special knowledge, skills and support to address challenges as they arise; while this process can begin in the preparation phase, much of it extends over the course of the child's development.David Brodzinky, PHD