Arizona's Children Association Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program: Final Report. 10/1/11 -- 2/28/13.
Arizona's Children Association.
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This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a federally funded project designed to enhance the awareness, knowledge, and skills of staff in health centers in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, to ensure adoption information and referrals are provided on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in non-directive counseling and ensure the ability of women and teens with unplanned pregnancies make informed decisions regarding their pregnancies and receive appropriate referrals. The Arizona's Children Association's Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP) was funded from October 2011 to February 2013, and included the following activities: an update of the Unified Curriculum to assure availability, accuracy, and non-directive delivery of adoption information and referral by varying levels of health center staff; the implementation of 53 training sessions for staff in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada; the evaluation of the impact of the IAATP training on the knowledge and confidence levels of providers; and the implementation and evaluation of a sustainability plan in each of the three States. Findings from the training evaluation indicate participants were satisfied with the training sessions and felt more comfort/confidence in presenting the adoption option. Additional information is provided on challenges faced by the project and lessons learned.
demonstration programs; Unplanned pregnancy; Pregnancy counseling; Unwed mothers; Health personnel; Health services; Staff development; Infant adoption