(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Emotional Disturbance: Severe, pervasive or chronic emotional/affective condition which prevents a child from performing everyday tasks. This condition is characterized by an inability to build or maintain relationships, inappropriate behaviors or feelings under normal circumstances, a pervasive... [more
Reducing the Disproportionate Representation of Minority Students in Special Education
Students from some racial and ethnic minority backgrounds are more likely to be disproportionately placed in special education programs and classes. For example, in 1992, Black students accounted for 16 percent of the total U.S. student population, but represented 32% of students in programs for...
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child... What are Adoption and Guardianship Subsidies?
Subsidies are financial assistance to families who need assistance in order to make a long term commitment to a child with special needs. Special needs, which must be documented by a professional, are defined in law to mean: "physical or mental disability, emotional disturbance, recognized high... Child, Adolescent & Family
Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Program for Children and Their Families In-depth DESCRIPTION: The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Program for Children and their Families was first authorized in 1992 to encourage the development of intensive community-based services...
How do you know if you're ready to adopt?
July 17, 2007, 10:39 pm
Before you start the “formal process”, you need to begin the emotional process. This is the time for heavy duty, soul searching.
Why do I want to adopt a child?
Can I provide a stable home for a child?
Am I ready to open my heart to another's needs?
Is this child just a substitute... A message delivered at the Virginia Methodist conference
April 20, 2007, 6:00 pm
A most exciting email crossed my desk this morning. As I have repeatedly mentioned, I spoke to a group of Rotarians last Monday, even as the tragedy in Vermont was unfolding. I talked about the consequences of a child never forming a strong attachment to an adult. I talked about “blue... Severe Emotional Disturbances in Older Adopted Children
July 13, 2007, 5:31 am
I’m asked, “What’s my secret?” or “How on earth do you do this?” in regards to simply getting up each day and facing the problems, the challenges, and the fun involved in a large family, but I touched a chord yesterday resulting in some long, tormented comments .
Y’all I get it, I know this...