Month: January 2014

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)

There are a limited number of slots available for Training for Adoption Competency (TAC). The application deadline is February 17, 2014. There are a few partial scholarships available. For detailed information, a brochure and application visit the TAC web page.

TAC is:

The TAC is a training program specifically developed to provide social workers and other mental health professionals with the clinical skills they need to provide quality clinical services to adopted persons, birth families, prospective adoptive parents, adoptive families and kinship families. TAC is a 78-hour, 13 (1 on-line, 12 face-to-face) sessions, followed by 6 monthly group clinical case consultation sessions.

The Center for Adoption Support and Education:
The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) developed the TAC based on its extensive experience in providing pre- and post-adoption counseling and educational services to families, educators, child welfare staff and mental health providers. More information about C.A.S.E. can be found at

Special features of the TAC:

  1. It is exclusively designed for social workers and mental health professionals
  2. It has an in-depth clinical focus and is specifically designed to build and strengthen clinical skills
  3. It is based on 18 adoption competencies vetted by a National Advisory Board of adoption experts, adoptive parents and adopted persons
  4. It is very intensive: 78 hours of instruction followed by 6 months of clinical case consultation to support transfer of learning to practice
  5. It is manualized to ensure high quality replication across multiple sites

Questions? Contact Reesa Olins at