Classes & Trainings

for Families and Professionals

Classes & Trainings for families and professionals are listed below. Select a class to learn more details and see a list of upcoming class dates.

Additional pre-recorded courses can also be accessed free of charge via our Online Learning Center

AdoptCare Network Training

Understanding and Meeting the Unique Needs of Foster and Adopted Children and Their Families The AdoptCare Network Training is offered at two levels: Basic Level and Adavanced Level. Both levels of this training are intended to help understand and meet the unique needs...

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Adoption Information Class

This class is designed to provide an overview of two basic types of adoption:  1) adopting from the foster care system and 2) domestic infant adoption. It is led by a professional staff member from The Adoption Exchange and provides an opportunity for families interested in...

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Adoption Options Orientation (Webinar)

This training is specifically designed for families interested in all various adoption options and the best choice in how to grow your family through adoption.  The class will cover the following topics: Various Adoption Choices: Public Private Domestic International Financial Cost of Adoption...

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Becoming Sensory Smart

Come with us on a journey as we navigate Sensory Processing Disorder. This course will educate parents and professionals about Sensory Processing. Many children who have been prenatally exposed to substances or who have experienced abuse and neglect struggle with sensory processing. Participants will...

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CHOICE Events

Each year in Colorado, more than 500 youth “age out” of the foster care system. These youth enter adulthood without any sort of permanent connection—no childhood home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner, no one to go to for advice before a...

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CHOICE Orientation

Each year in Colorado, more than 500 children “age out” of the foster care system. These children enter adulthood without any sort of permanent connection—no childhood home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner, no one to go to for advice before a...

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Foster Care Adoption Orientation (Webinar)

This training is specifically designed for families interested in adopting children from the public foster care system.  The class will cover the following topics: The licensing process and timeline of foster to adopt adoption Discussion of children waiting, "legal risk" and "legally" free...

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TBRI Caregiver Training: Connecting Principles – addressing attachment needs

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will provide an in-depth...

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TBRI Caregiver Training: Correcting Principles – Addressing fear-based behaviors

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will provide an in-depth...

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TBRI Caregiver Training: Empowering Principles – addressing physical needs

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will provide an in-depth...

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TBRI Caregiver Training: Introduction & Overview- a TBRI Primer

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will focus on understanding...

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How Preverbal Trauma Affects Present-Day Regulation

Abigail Esquivel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is presenting this training via webinar for The Adoption Exchange.  Early trauma, occurring pre-verbally can have a significant impact on the brain. Many parents find themselves frustrated and wondering, "but I adopted my child as a...

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Kinship Dynamics

The objective of this training is to identify the emotional and dynamic differences between being a grandparent or other kin raising kin and the unique challenges this population faces in regards to practical and familial aspects.  Tools to help achieve stable permanency will be...

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The Nuts & Bolts: Parenting for Attachment

With participation in The Nuts & Bolts: Parenting for Attachment training participants will learn:    the fundamental principles of attachment theory concepts related to brain science that can help to inform parenting decisions how secure relationships can be developed between children with...

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Sexual Health and Safety in the Digital Age

This training will equip parents and adult caregivers the ability better understand the sexual behavior of children and how to help them develop healthy sexual boundaries. Particularly within a technologically advanced society, children and youth have easy access (sometimes unsolicited) to sexually inappropriate material and...

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Yikes! It's School Time! Staying organized when your child has a specialized learning plan

If you have a child who is gifted or/and has a disability and benefits from a specialized learning plan, this webinar will provide steps that you can take to prepare for the school year.             At the end...

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