Performance Improvement 2008. Does Infant Adoption Awareness Training Improve the Ability of Trainees to Present All Courses of Action to Pregnant Women?


This cross-site evaluation assessed the process and impact of a pregnancy options counseling training program on health care workers' knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. As part of the Children's Health Act of 2000, Congress established the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program, which authorized grants to adoption organizations for the purpose of training eligible health care personnel in providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in non-directive counseling to pregnant women. The program was implemented by the Administration for Children and Families.

The program improved training participants´ knowledge, attitudes, confidence and skills with regard to adoption and adoption counseling. Trainees´ adoption and adoption counseling knowledge, confidence, and skills were often significantly different from that of non-trained health care workers.

Report Title: Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program; Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor:
HRSA, Health Resources and Services Administration
Federal Contact: Willine Carr, 301-443-0730
Performer: Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation
PIC ID: 8058

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