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Supporting people affected by forced adoptions - fact sheet

This fact sheet was developed so that service providers assisting people affected by forced adoption practices have an understanding of the issues and an awareness of particular sensitivities.

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to develop guidelines and training materials for mental health professionals to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and care of those affected by forced adoption practices. For more information go to the APS website.

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