TSA is proud to have a new Adoption and Permanency Certified Therapist!

TSA is proud to have a new Adoption and Permanency Certified Therapist - Johanna Hauck!

Johanna shares, "Over the past few months I have had the privilege of completing the NTI Adoption Competency Mental Health Training. This pilot training was established by C.A.S.E. (The Center for Adoption Support and Education) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.

Through this interactive and comprehensive training, I have gained a wealth of knowledge pertaining to a mental health professional’s work with children moving to or having achieved permanency through adoption or guardianship. Some of the things I learned include: assessing the complex mental health needs for children and youth in foster care and adoption, grief and loss, trauma, adverse experiences on brain development, attachment, child development, understanding the impact of race, culture, ethnicity, class, and diversity, promoting security and safety in adoptive and guardianship families, and more!  What a wonderful training experience!"