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Social Work CE

Our library of on-demand courses is designed to meet the needs of today's adoption professionals, offering:

Experts with specialized areas of experience in adoption

Relevancy for a broad range of professional skill levels

Professional development and continuing education for professionals

An affordable option that's easy to access

Upcoming Webinars

Three Key Shifts for Maintaining and Strengthening
Birth Family Relationships Post-Placement

October 24th | 1:00pm -2:30pm EST
1.5 CEs/Contact Hours | Free for live attendees

Speakers: Lori Holden, MA and Janelle Ison, MBA

This webinar will help adoption professionals support adoptive families through setting healthy boundaries that are oriented on the child's needs rather than boundaries that are based on fear and insecurity. These strategies can help families move toward greater connection, curiosity, and confidence. Considerations will be discussed for adoption from foster care, private domestic infant adoption, and international adoption.

More information on this webinar and continuing education is available at the links below. Please note that NY Contact Hours are only offered for the live webinar (not the recorded one).

CE Credits / NY Contact Hours

Empowering Adoptive Families

An Online Training Event for Adoption Professionals

Thursday, November 2, 2023

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET

Earn up to five social work CEs/NY contact hours

Social Work CE Courses

Click on a course title for a dropdown with more information and the link to each course. For more information about NCFA's provider status and requirements for social work CE credits, please visit our FAQ page.

Birth Family Relationships
Medical, Mental and Educational Wellbeing

Click here for our Continuing Education Refund Policy and our Continuing Education Grievance Policy.

Other Questions? For questions, concerns or to request special accommodations, please contact us at or 703-299-6633.

Additional Resources

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Adoption Advocate Publication

The Adoption Advocate is a free publication created by NCFA to educate and support adoption professionals, policymakers, families, child welfare specialists, and other interested parties on today's most relevant child welfare and adoption issues.

Helpful Articles

A listing of recent and past articles from NCFA staff and guest authors on a range of topics pertinent to professionals and the broader adoption community.

NCFA has a diverse membership of agencies and individual attorneys who share our commitment to the highest standards of professional practice. Each member brings a uniquely valuable contribution to our shared vision, standing united in our unwavering commitment to helping ensure every child has a nurturing, permanent family.

Agency Membership Guide

Explore all the benefits of NCFA membership for your and your team including discounts on educational offerings such as social work CE webinars.