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Adoption Learning Partners: E-learning classes

Posted by lecrowder in Connections, News on 01 27th, 2009

Adoption Learning Partners (ALP), offers invaluable web-based courses for anyone touched by adoption; whether you are a professional working in the adoption field, in the process of adoption or an adopted person. The e-workshops provide interactive slide show presentations with pdf summary of information, audio capability and an area to jot notes throughout the course.

With the technological developments of the internet, APL reaches out to folks who otherwise would not be able to attend workshops and ensures that the valuable information can be obtained by anyone touched by adoption. “Access to information is a cornerstone of Adoption Learning Partners.”

Members can register for over one dozen informative courses and upon completion can receive certification for a nominal fee. Additionally eight of the courses can be applied towards Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

“One of the most important features of Adoption Learning Partners is that it is there when you need it. The courses can help prepare people for becoming an adoptive family, or help adoptive families with growing children gain new skills to help them talk about adoption. Or, when an adopted person or birth parent is contemplating a search, they can turn to Adoption Learning Partners for guidance.”

Adoption Professionals
Continuing education credits are now available for 8 of our courses.
Learn more (You will be prompted to log in or register.)

Preparing to adopt?
APL has Hague-compliant courses to fulfill your adoptive parent training requirements.

Already an adoptive family?
Continue to learn about adoption as your child grows up. Explore our courses.
Explore course offerings



Filipino/Fil-Am Cook books and Children’s books: Recommendations

Posted by lecrowder in Back To Our Roots, Connections on 01 19th, 2009

Here are some recently published cookbooks and children’s books, which would be a great addition to your multicultural library.

COOKBOOKS:

The Filipino-American Kitchen Traditional Recipes, Contemporary Flavors
Written by
Jennifer M. Aranas
Tuttle Publishing, 2006
(bet $13-$18 on Amazon.com)

The Filipino-American Kitchen: Traditional Recipes, Contemporary Flavors

Aranas’ book, Filipino American Kitchen, offers over 100 traditional Filipino recipes organized in 10 chapters related to its designated courses, a glimpse of the history of Filipino cuisine, a useful glossary of common ingredients used in Filipino cooking, breathe taking photos. It is a perfect introductory to those who have recently been introduced to Filipino cooking and uses American measurement system.

Tuttle also has Filipino homestyle dishes an abridged version of the above.

Memories of Philippine Kitchens: Stories and Recipes from Far and Near

By:
Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan
Stewart, Tabori, & Chang 2006
(bet $15-$35 soft and hard cover – also available at Walmart)

Memories was written by restaurant owners Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan of the NYC Soho’s
Cendrillon. There are 100+ recipes that reflect on the ‘role of Filipino food in society, both new and old.’ NYT article.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

The National Bookstore is akin to Barnes and Nobles in the Phils and has a wonderful collection of dual language books (maps, postcards of heroes/heroines, dictionaries, posters and anything Filipino….etc! – English/Filipino. If you are visiting the Philippines this is a wonderful store to stock up on fabulous educational tools including language books, maps, story books, calendars and all other things Filipino.

Here are some publishers to look for while at National Bookstore. Some titles may be found in the U.S although hard to find……
Click on link for sample titles.

Tahanan Books for Young Readers – Great selection of books on flora/fauna of the Philippines

Lampara Books Filipino folk tales, morals and values

Adarna HouseFilipino folk tales

Hiyas Christian inspired children’s books

BaTang histOryadorFor older (10+)  readers that follow 5 friends through 5 different periods of Filipino History

ONLINE  BOOKSTORES:

Amazon.com (search for Filipino children’s books)

PhilAmBooks.org

Filipinobooks.com


Arkipelagobooks.com (they also have a physical store in San Francisco)

A First Look at Philippine Fishes
A First Look at Philippine Fishes
Title: A F…
$9.95

A First Look at Philippine Flowers
A First Look at Philippine Flowers
Title: A F…
$9.95

A First Look at Philippine Fruits
A First Look at Philippine Fruits


Adoption Learning Partners: E-learning courses

Posted by FAN Admin in Connections, Home on 01 15th, 2009


Adoption Learning Partners (ALP), offers invaluable web-based courses for anyone touched by adoption; whether you are a professional working in the adoption field, in the process of adoption or an adopted person. The e-workshops provide interactive slide show presentations with pdf summary of information, audio capability and an area to jot notes throughout the course.

With the technological developments of the internet, APL reaches out to folks who otherwise would not be able to attend workshops and ensures that the valuable information can be obtained by anyone touched by adoption. “Access to information is a cornerstone of Adoption Learning Partners.”

Members can register for over one dozen informative courses and upon completion can receive certification for a nominal fee. Additionally eight of the courses can be applied towards Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

“One of the most important features of Adoption Learning Partners is that it is there when you need it. The courses can help prepare people for becoming an adoptive family, or help adoptive families with growing children gain new skills to help them talk about adoption. Or, when an adopted person or birth parent is contemplating a search, they can turn to Adoption Learning Partners for guidance.”

Adoption Professionals
Continuing education credits are now available for 8 of our courses.
Learn more (You will be prompted to log in or register.)
The following courses have been approved for CEU credit by The National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Check with your state licensing board to determine if your state accepts CEUs from NASW. You may also check NASW’s site here for information. CEU credit courses are $30 per course except for the course Ethical Consideration for Social Workers: Infant Adoption which is $20.

– Ethical Considerations for Social Workers: Infanct Adoption CEU Course
– Ain’t Misbehavin: Discipline and the Adopted Child: CEU Course
– Adopting the Older Child: CEU Course
– Conspicuous Families: Race, Culture and Adoption: CEU Course
– The Journey of Attachment: CEU Course
– Finding the Missing Pieces; Helping Adopted Children Cope with Grief and Loss: CEU Course
– Medical Issues in International Adoption: CEU Course
Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate: Help for Adoptive Parents: CEU Course
Lifebooks: Creating and Telling Your Child’s Story: CEU Course

Preparing to adopt?
APL has Hague-compliant courses to fulfill your adoptive parent training requirements.

Already an adoptive family?
Continue to learn about adoption as your child grows up. Explore our courses.
Explore course offerings