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Our Community Partner: Oregon Post-Adoption Resource Center
Our Community Partner: Oregon Post-Adoption Resource Center

Site Address:

621 SW Morrison St., Suite 1225
Portland, OR 97205

Site Contact:

Claudia Hutchison, Director
Phone: 503-215-7170

Faculty Contact:

James Ward, Dean, School of Social Work
Phone: 503-725-4712

Project Description:

This is a partnership between the PSU Graduate School of Social Work, PSU Continuing Education, the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) and the State of Oregon Department of Human Services to provide post-graduate education for mental health professionals in the specialized theories and practices for treating adopted children who have histories of abuse and neglect, for strengthening their family systems, and for enhancing parental and children's resiliencies. Mental health professionals will be able to extrapolate new skills to work with other nontraditional families, such as blended, kinship, and foster families.

Project Website:

Type of Partnership: Community-based Learning Academic Course

Partnership Frequency: On-going, multi-year, multi-term partnership

Student Commitment: 27 students, 2.5 hours per week

Partnership Began: 12/01/2001

Partnership Ended: On-going