Training for Adoption Competency

The TAC is a nationally recognized program developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.).  It is sponsored here in North Carolina by the Children’s Home Society of NC. Rigorous research is documenting its effectiveness in providing clinicians with the critical competencies they need to provide quality mental health services to those whose lives have been touched by adoption.

The TAC is a 12-session (72 hours) competency-based training program followed by a 6-month clinical case consultation program for licensed mental health clinicians who provide pre- and post-adoption services to prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, adopted persons, and adoptive and kinship families.


Children’s Home Society of NC
131 Wind Chime Court Suite B
Raleigh, NC 27615

Dates /Time:

Second Tuesday of Every Month from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Online/at home (Module 1)
January 10, 2017 (Module 2)
February 14, 2017 (Module 3)
March 14, 2017 (Module 4)
April 11, 2017 (Module 5)
May 9, 2017 (Module 6)
June 13, 2017 (Module 7)
July 11, 2017 (Module 8)
August 8, 2017 (Module 9)
September 12, 2017 (Module 10)
October 10, 2017 (Module 11)
November 14, 2017 (Module 12 and Final Project)


Candance Gilchrist, MA, LPC
Venita Wright, MS, LMFT, RPT


$1,800 includes all 12 modules, handouts, evaluation materials and participation in 6 case consultation sessions

2017 TAC application

2017 TAC brochure