The purpose of Gladney University is to equip clients and professionals with the knowledge they need to help provide positive and healthy outcomes for the children we serve. Gladney University provides adoptive parents with education and support before, during and after their adoption. This education and support helps Gladney provide the finest adoption experience possible and it’s part of Gladney’s promise of family for life.

Additionally, Gladney University provides medical professionals, counselors, social service advocates and community members with cutting edge continuing education programs by offering relevant and engaging, web-based and in person educational adoption and child welfare resources.

Gladney is uniquely positioned to provide outstanding training to parents and professionals because of our 130 year history of serving families and children. Our staff is highly qualified, experienced and compassionate. This combination creates dynamic and very successful training programs.


You’re invited! Here are some training opportunities coming up soon:

  • Understanding ADHD in Children and Adolescents, presented by Dr. Margaret Dempsey, Ph.D. and Dr. Tracy Harrington, Ph.D.
  • Sex Trafficking: Turning Silence Into Safety, presented by Lindsey Speed and Amy Suffield
  • Understanding Depression in Children and Adolescents, presented by Dr. Margaret Dempsey, Ph.D. and Dr. Tracy Harrington, Ph.D.
  • Emotional Development in the Child's First Five Years, presented by Dr. Margaret Dempsey, Ph.D. and Dr. Tracy Harrington, Ph.D.
  • Registration coming soon for:
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, presented by The Parenting Center, April 10, 1:00 - 3:00
  • Addressing Common Questions About Autism Spectrum Disorder, presented by Robin P. Kochel, Ph.D., May 3, 9:30 - 11:00
  • Social Bullying, presented by Casey Harrelson, May 10, 10:00 - 11:30
  • Family of Origin as our First Culture, presented by Gerald Appel, Ph.D., May 22, 1:00 - 3:00
  • Eating Disorders 101, presented by Tyler Wooten, M.D., June 7, 1:00 - 3:00
  • Practicing Mindfulness: Making Friends With Yourself, presented by Denette Mann, M.Ed., June 28, 1:00 - 3:00
  • The Trauma Informed Classroom, presented by Norma Eaves, August 7, 1:00 - 3:00

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