The Administration for Children and Families will provide a cooperative agreement to one entity that will be responsible for providing the following deliverables:
- Creation of state of the art adoption competent mental health web-based curriculum for child welfare staff and mental health practitioners with quality improvement components for use on a national basis;
- Enhanced adoption competence infused in practice in the nations’ child welfare systems as demonstrated by improved well-being and increased stabilization in adoptive and guardianship homes;
- Web-based trainings that states will utilize and integrate into their own training systems.
- A national certification of competence process that can be utilized by all states, tribes, and territories.