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. Plus, Gladney University offers a podcast, reFRAMED, for anyone who has a love for children and a desire to meet their needs. Each episode is a conversation with a specialist in their field that provides tips on turning traditional parenting into mindful parent.
Gladney is uniquely positioned to provide outstanding training to parents and professionals because of our over 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.
- Why Do Teens Consider Suicide? More Than "13 Reasons Why" - presented by Connie Siciliano Avila, Ph.D., LP, LPC-S & Ashley Scott, MS, LPC, RPT, June 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
- Regulating the Body with Sensory Based Strategies - presented by Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S, June 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
- "Walking in Their Shoes": A Peek into Gladney's AdoptED School Program - presented by Kerry Tobar & Amy Smith, Adoption Education Specialists, July 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
- Taming the Worry Monster: Playful Interventions for Anxious Children - presented by Pam Dyson, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S, July 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
- Grief in the Classroom: Tools for Helping Grieving Children at School - presented by Mary Kathryn Nader, LPC, August 1, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
- Infant Massage Training - presented by Stephanie Michel-Siddall, MS, CCLS, CEIM, CPST, August 17, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Interested in being a Gladney University Presenter?
We look for diverse applicants who are doers, makers, creators, and child welfare advocates. Gladney University presenters are selected upon their accomplishments, impact, reputation of thier work, and belief that their voice will create change in our world. Below is a list of the criteria our selection committee requires:
- Evidence based foundation
- Clear objectives
- Audience participation opportunities
- Visual elements
It's simple to apply! Fill out the application below. We promise to review your application with respect and honor for your work. Once submitted, a member from our team will contact you within 2-4 weeks to inform you of our decision regarding your proposal.