The Adoption Assistance Program, with technical assistance provided by the UCONN School of Social Work and in partnership with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.), is offering Training in Adoption Competency (TAC) for wellness professionals. Created by C.A.S.E., in 2009, TAC is a nationally recognized evidence-informed, post-Master’s training program for professionals in the social work, mental health and child welfare fields.

TAC is a 72-hour, 12-session (1 at-home, 11 classroom) program followed by opportunity for 6 group clinical case consultations led by C.A.S.E. CEO Debbie Riley and a team of adoption-competent therapists. TAC is a rigorously evaluated, competency-based training curriculum developed in collaboration with national experts in the field of child welfare, adoption and mental health. Application for 72 CEC’s is pending with NASW/CT. Upon completion of the training participants will receive an Advanced Clinical TAC Certificate.

If you are interested in learning more and being informed when the application process is opened for future TAC sessions, please email Karen Annis, kannis@uchc.edu or Susan Gervais, sgervais@uchc.edu.