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APAC Services


APAC offers opportunities for families and professionals to increase their knowledge of permanency related subjects. Educational Training services are available to all adoptive families, all foster families, all professionals serving adoptive and foster families, kinship care families, and DHR waiting families.

Note: CAS is an approved CEU provider by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners (CE Provider #0039). Children's Aid Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is responsible solely for all aspects of the program. (NBCC Provider #6459)


Statewide Training Events

APAC coordinates statewide trainings at least twice annually with nationally known experts in trauma, attachment issues, behavior modification or other adoption-related topics to train therapists serving foster children and adoptive families.

Learn more about our upcoming statewide training event.


Annual Permanency Conference

APAC coordinates an annual statewide adoption conference in collaboration with the SDHR Office of Permanency, for up to 200 DHR staff participants. Other adoption professionals serving families and children in the adoption process will be able to attend the conference for a nominal registration fee.


Free Online Webinars

APAC offers free educational trainings on adoption related topics via webinar approximately 12 times a year. Webinars can be accessed by anyone throughout the state with access to the internet. Currently, we have the capacity to serve up to 1000 individuals/computers during a webinar presentation.

Learn more about our upcoming webinars.


Bring a Trainer to You

APAC staff offer educational trainings on adoption related topics. These formal, professional trainings have been developed by APAC staff and are provided by request. Trainings are accessible by both urban and rural areas of the state, through the use of in-person trainings and webinars.

Learn more about our available trainings.


To schedule a presentation for your group or organization, complete our training contact form. If you have questions, please contact our training staff at

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