Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption (1 CE)
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: The content in this course was developed by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course explores research, intervention strategies, and resources to assist professionals in preserving connections among siblings when one or more are adopted or in foster care. The importance of the sibling bond is supported by Federal legislation and child welfare best practices that emphasize keeping siblings together whenever possible. Ways to maintain the sibling connections when brothers and sisters are living in different homes are also discussed.
- Evaluate the research, intervention strategies, and resources to assist professionals in preserving connections among siblings
- Evaluate ways to maintain the sibling connections when brothers and sisters are living in different homes
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.