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Krista Handfield
Program Coordinator & Graduate Assistant,
Adoption & Foster Care Certificate Program
afcc@ric.edu
(401) 456-4622


Adoption & Foster Care Certificate Program

New Continuing Education in Social Work opportunities are available for Fall 2017!
Classes start Sept. 15

THE CERTIFICATE IN ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE PRACTICE provides clinical and practical training for those working with families and children whose lives are touched by the issues of foster care and adoption.

Please note: Workshops in the Adoption and Foster Care Practice Certificate Program are open to all. You do not need to be seeking an AFCC certificate.

Our Vision: Adoption and foster care competent professionals throughout the greater Rhode Island area.

Our Mission:  Through the Adoption and Foster Care Certificate program, we will promote adoption and foster care competent professionals as resources to support permanency for children in Rhode Island’s child welfare system.


Program Requirements

Current Schedule of Workshops

Workshop Registration

Pre-2014 Certificate Completion Form - This form applies to participants who started the program prior to the Fall semester of 2014.

Current Certificate Completion Form - This form applies to participants who started the program during or after the Fall semester of 2014.


Program Requirements

Please review this document for the program requirements.

Core Workshops

Fall 2017

  • AFCC-46 Clinical Work with Foster Care and Adoptive Families: Promoting Positive Identity and Managing Challenging Behaviors (Core)
  • AFCC-45 Clinical Work with Foster Care and Adoptive Families: Family Formation and Developmental Stages (Core)
  • AFCC-44 Understanding and Avoiding Placement Disruption (Core)
  • There are no diversity or ethics courses for this semester. Stay tuned for Spring 2018.

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Joining the email list is the most effective way to keep informed on upcoming workshop and course offerings. If you need further assistance, please contact Krista Handfield by phone or email. Email and phone messages are returned with-in 3-5 business days. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the program administrator Sue Pearlmutter. Contact information is below:

Sue Pearlmutter, PhD
AFCC Program Administration
Dean and Professor
Rhode Island College
School of Social Work
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Email: rpearlmutter@ric.edu
Telephone: (401) 456-8043

or

Krista Handfield
Program Coordinator & Graduate Assistant
Rhode Island College School of Social Work
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Email: afcc@ric.edu
Telephone: (401) 456-2753

The Adoption & Foster Care Certificate is a program in partnership with:

  • Rhode Island College School of Social Work
  • Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)
  • Adoption Rhode Island
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Child & Family
  • Family Service of Rhode Island
Advisory Committee
Darlene Allen Emily Lyon Barbara Keefe
Lori Geiselman Marcia Huftalen Kathleen Letourneau
Roberta Pearlmutter* Diane Savage Deborah Siegel
Dante Del Guidice* * ex officio members  ​

Page last updated: July 05, 2017