This program will provide care coordination and discharge planning staff with a general overview of the agency adoption experience as well as review other types of adoptions that may be encountered in the hospital setting. It will examine general characteristics of infants being adopted and provide information on families seeking adoption both locally and nationally. The birthparent experience, choices that birthparents have within a domestic adoption, and important legal issues to be considered during this process will be reviewed. Additionally, counseling , referrals , and other resources and services available at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh will be reviewed.
Nurses and Social Workers
The learner will gain a better understanding of the agency domestic adoption process
The learner will be able to identify characteristics of both babies being adopted and families seeking adoption services
The learner will have a better understanding of the legal issues related to adoption
The learner will have a better understanding of resources available regarding adoption and particularly from The Children's Home of Pittsburgh
Erica Schmitt MSW, LSW
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing (ANCC) - The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance