Webinar #4

NTI “Transfer of Learning Tuesdays”

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Webinar #4 Agenda:

NTI focuses on key competencies that are critical in the quest to achieve adoption competency for both child welfare and mental health professionals as they work with youth and families. This webinar will concentrate on two NTI modules:

    1. The Attachment NTI module focuses on the heart of child welfare practice – understanding the process of forming attachments and the impact of poor nurture, separations, and abrupt moves on the attachment process.
    2. The Impact of Loss and Grief NTI module examines the central role of loss and grief in foster care, adoption, or guardianship and the impact on the mental health of children, emphasizing ambiguous and unresolved losses. We will look at strategies and evidence-informed therapies to help professionals and parents support grieving children and help to mitigate losses.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the key concepts presented in the modules on Attachment and Loss & Grief.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of addressing these issues to better meet the mental health needs of children and families in foster, adoption and guardianship care.
  • Demonstrate the integration of knowledge and skills emphasized in each of these modules into day-to-day practice.


NTI Moderators:

  • Lisa Maynard, NTI Implementation Specialist, See Bio
  • Edna Davis-Brown, NTI Implementation Specialist, See Bio

NTI Site Presenters:

  • Joyce Reese-Bey, MSW, See Bio
    Adoption Social Worker
    Child and Family Services Division, Arlington Department of Human Services
    Arlington, VA
  • Melanie Meyer, MSW, See Bio
    Adoption Programs Administrator
    Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families
    Division of Children’s Services
    Olympia, WA
  • Kimberly Bonham, LCSW, See Bio
    Supervisor, Foster Family and Adoption Services Team
    Child and Family Services Division, Arlington Department of Human Services
    Arlington, VA

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