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Lori Arceneaux Presents

Talking to Children About Adoption

Now Available On-Demand

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2 CE Credits

About the CE Credits Offered
CE Details: 2.0 General

Counselors: This program has been approved for 2.0 CE clock hours in Ethics by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addictions Counselors: This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.

Social Workers: 2.0 Credits - Click here to review Accreditation

Psychologists: 2.0 Credits - Click here to review Accreditation

Full Details: Learner Notification

About Lori Arceneaux, LCSW, BACS

I've been the Program Manager of the Adoption Program with Volunteers of America Southeast LA for nearly 17 years. I've worked with countless birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted persons. I've conducted numerous presentations about a variety of adoption related topics to both social workers and nurses. I'm a certified trainer with Spaulding for Children to conduct Understanding Infant Adoption Trainings. I'm a member of the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board and NASW Louisiana. I'm also an adoptive parent through foster care.

About the Workshop

Content Level: Beginner

This workshop will provide an overview and insight into how adoption should be presented and discussed with those who are adopted. Information will be shared about what are the do's/don'ts about addressing adoption with children as well as the appropriate interactions at various ages.


Learning Objectives:

  1. To gain an understanding of how adoption should be discussed with children and adolescents
  2. To increase skills about what information should be shared with children at various age levels
  3. To understand and identify positive adoption language and the importance of it when talking about adoption
  4. To gain insight into each party touched by adoption, including birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted persons

How to Register

To register for the workshop, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Register" button to begin the registration process.
  2. You MUST have a profile to attend this event. You will be directed to sign up or sign in to before being able to complete your registration. Once you sign up or sign in you will be directed to the workshop registration page to complete your registration.
  3. You MUST use the email address associated with your profile at registration. This is an important step so we can verify attendance accurately.
  4. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the Zoom registration page.
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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

System Requirements

- A desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam

Recorded Content Statement:

This session is being recorded for future on-demand continuing education.

You have no obligation to appear or speak in the recording. You can turn off your video and participate under an alias if you choose. If you choose to participate in an identifiable way, you agree to being recorded and authorize the use of the recording for continuing education purposes. The information shown in this presentation is the sole intellectual property of the presenter(s) and is not to be used or duplicated without first-party permission.

By participating, you agree to adhere to expectations of appropriate conduct and the ethical standards of your appropriate licensing board. maintains the right to remove anyone during this session at any time. The following are strictly prohibited:
Language or behavior that is obscene, illegal, or offensive, including but not limited to sexual harassment, hate speech, etc
Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone number

By participating, you reaffirm your agreement to comply with the User Terms & Conditions.