Training for Adoption Competency (TAC)

Build Oregon's foster adoption competency!

A hearty congratulations to Oregon's first Cohort of 17 incredible therapists who graduated TAC June 2022! They are a remarkable and pioneering group. We are so thankful to have them out there serving our collective communities. We hope to post a list soon!

The State of Oregon, in partnership with ORPARC, is honored to join 19 other states in launching the first nationally accredited Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) created by the Center for Adoption Support & Education (C.A.S.E.). ORPARC invites you to join some of the first therapists in Oregon to earn this nationally recognized certification, currently offered live (virtually) and for FREE. Attendance is expected; trainings are not recorded.

2022-2023 TAC Flyer

Applications are competitive for the rigorous 10 month, small group, Master's level training. Applicants must be licensed therapists - or those in licensure - with a completed Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related. Benefits include 72 CEU's, clinical hours, listing in the national Directory of TAC Trained Professionals, networking opportunities and more.

Therapists representing minority populations (particularly of color), with lived experience (particularly adoptees/foster alum), multilingual/cultural skills, and/or serving underserved or rural areas or populations, as well as who accept OHP are especially encouraged to apply.

Help us equip Oregon with a diverse array of culturally strong, foster-adoption competent therapists statewide to better serve Oregon families and children. Learn more about TAC!

To express interest in Cohort 2022-23 starting this September, please email


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