Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • Trauma and the effects of childhood trauma
  • Real life challenges and benefits to adoption

What You Will Get

  • Case studies and real-life testimonies
  • Research from trained professionals
  • Biblical motivation to consider
  • Process questions to help the learner apply and evaluate

Course Curriculum

    1. A message from the Instructor

    2. The Calling

    3. Amirah's Story

    4. What About Your Own Story?

    1. Aces study

    2. What Is an ACE Survey?

    3. ACE Survey

    4. More About ACES

    5. Physiology of Trauma

    1. Becky's Story

    2. What Conclusions Do You Draw?

    3. Answers From the Expert

    4. From a Former Foster Child

    5. Becky's Placement and Behavior History

    6. What Conclusions Do You Draw?

    7. More Answers From the Expert

    8. From a Former Foster Child

    9. Becky's Losses and Stressors

    10. What Conclusions Do You Draw?

    11. Final Answer From the Expert

    12. From a Former Foster Child

    1. What Are the Costs?

    2. Do You Have Resiliency?

    3. Preparing for Placement

    1. Final Thoughts

    2. Final Question

    3. Our Contributors

    4. End of Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $24.00
  • 28 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Meet Your Instructor

Brandon Jones

MAPC, TAD, LAC, TBRI® Educator

Brandon brings 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field serving in various clinical roles. Brandon is an independently licensed therapist and holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling with a concentration in trauma, abuse, and deprivation. Since joining CFC in 2012, Brandon has held roles as a Licensing Specialist, Foster Care Supervisor, Family Coaching Supervisor, and Child and Family Therapist. He has been a foster parent and is an adoptive father.

What People Are Saying

“I enjoyed hearing from the former foster youth and adoptive parents.”

“I really enjoyed this training because it involved real people and real struggles on every topic. It is very simple to understand.”

“I appreciated the candid feedback from the couple as well as biblical teaching from the psychologist to help understand better.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should take this course and why?

    Anyone who is considering adoption should take this course before they sign up. The course helps you to evaluate why you want to adopt and what to expect when you do.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion for the course?

    Yes! Every course comes with a certificate of completion that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Child Safety when the last lesson is reached. This certificate will have the learner's name, the title of the course, the credit hours, and the date of completion.

  • Can I watch the courses together with my spouse or do we each have to have our own log in?

    Just like our in-person courses, the pricing is based per participant. Each purchase should be logged under an individual’s name, and only that name will be tied to the proof of participation.

  • What is the format of the course content?

    Each of the courses are made up of a variety of modules with lessons within each. These lessons are made up of short videos to watch. Learners must complete the video before they can advance to the next lesson. There is also a variety of “process questions” throughout each lesson to help learners apply lessons from the videos. Each learner must also complete a final assessment quiz to receive a certificate.

  • Can I interact with other people/instructors in the course?

    Yes! Each lesson has a forum where learners can either post or answer a question for discussion to keep the learning going.