Professional Training in Adoption Ethics

Ethical Challenges in Adoption Practice
In the complex world of adoption, some decisions are simple - many are not. For those who work at agencies, balancing personal values and agency policy or procedures is not always easy. For those who work independently, finding someone with whom to share concerns and get objective advice from can be tricky. Through case examples, we will identify which facts you need to make a decision. Are their differences when dealing with prospective adoptive parents, adopted persons, adoptive families, birth families or extended family members? How can you best resolve disagreements between professionals?  Learn how to resolve ethical challenges by developing a set of strategies to enhance ethical decision making practices   Madelyn Freundlich, MSW, MPH, JD Wednesday, June 1, 2011 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Held at JCCA offices - 120 Wall Street – Manhattan - $30 To register go to www.jccany.org or call 212-558-9949 Pre-registration is required and space is limited. NASW CEU’s available upon request.   TALKING POINTS:
  • Gain a framework for thinking through complex practice issues.
  • Identify legal, institutional and personal values that affect daily practice and decision making.
  • Objectify why decisions are hard to make and learn how to move forward.
  • Apply ethical principles and values in daily work
    Madelyn Freundlich, MSW. MPH, JD is a child welfare professional with more than 20 years of experience in child welfare practice, program development and implementation, training, policy and research. She has written extensively on child welfare issues. Ms. Freundlich formerly served as General Counsel and Director of Child Welfare Services for the Child Welfare League of America, Associate Director of Planning for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Executive Director for the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and Policy Director for Children's Rights. In these capacities, she worked with public and private child welfare agencies and child welfare organizations across the country, providing consultation and training and developing practice, program, policy and research initiatives that have gained national recognition.  Ms. Freundlich holds master degrees in social work (MSW, Louisiana State University) and public health (MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and two degrees in law (JD, University of Houston and LL.M., Georgetown University).   Wednesday, June 1, 2011 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Held at JCCA offices - 120 Wall Street – Manhattan - $30 To register go to www.jccany.org/ametztraining or call 212-558-9949 Pre-registration is required and space is limited. NASW CEU’s available upon request.     Kathy Brodsky, LCSW Director, Ametz Adoption Program Jewish Child Care Association 120 Wall Street - NYC - 10005 212-558-9949 www.jccany.org/ametz NY and NJ licensed adoption agency Hague accredited through 2013
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