Parents for Ethical Adoption Reform's next post-adoption initiative will be creating and providing two new directories to the public in the fourth quarter of 2009. One will be a National Mental Health Provider Directory that will include licensed child/family therapists, camps, respite care facilities and therapeutic day and residential schools and programs that are known to work with adoptive families or have knowledge about adoption, institutionalization, and/or prenatal substance use issues.
The second one will be a National Therapist Directory which will include licensed therapists (such as occupational therapists, craniosacral therapists or others) that are known to work with adoptive families or have knowledge about adoption, institutionalization, and/or prenatal substance use issues.
Both will be updated quarterly.
We are inviting the public to suggest providers for which they have had experience. The following links each have 8 open ended questions to add basic contact information.
Mental Health Provider data collection link
Therapist data collection link
Or you can connect through our website at http://www.pear-now.org/
Additionally, our outcomes survey is still open throughout the summer. We have been pleased with the number of responses to date. Results will be available in the Fall of 2009. You can access that at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228Q6QUGVM6 or at our website http://www.pear-now.org/