A one-day curriculum which improves the awareness and knowledge of infant adoption among professionals.
The Infant Adoption Training Initiative is an adoption awareness training for designated staff at public and non-profit entities that provide health and/or counseling services to pregnant women. The training curriculum has been updated, improved, and unified across the United States with other national grantees to more effectively meet the needs of today's health care professionals.
Employees of Title X and Section 330 funded facilites are qualified to receive mileage reimbursement, lodging (when training is 60 miles plus, one way from participant), and a $50 stipend.
The term "designated staff" pertains to staff at an eligible health center "who provide pregnancy or adoption information and referrals (or will provide such information and referrals after receiving training under a grant)." The eligible staffs are individuals providing services in a voluntary family planning project; community health centers, migrant health centers and centers for homeless individuals and to residents of public housing; and workers who provide services in schools.
Eligible Health Centers
The term "eligible health centers" as defined in the legislation refers to "public and nonprofit private entities that provide health services to pregnant women" and these entities are targeted for the receipt of training...The adoption organizations involved agree to make every effort to ensure that the eligible health centers with respect to which traininig under the grant is provided include:
- Eligible health centers that receive grants under authority contained in Title X of the Public Health Service Act (relating to voluntary family planning projects);
- Eligible health centers that receive grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (relating to community health centers, and centers regarding homeless individuals and residents of public housing); and
- Eligible health centers that receive grants under the Children's Health Act of 2000 for the provision of services in schools.
The training is intended to educate those with little or no experience in adoption.
If you have questions regarding this criteria or your eligibility, please contact us by email, kari.scofield@LSSSD.org, or call (888) 201-5061, ext. 53.