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WEBINAR: Schools And Adoption
Schools and Adoption
Outside of the home, children spend more of their lives at school than anywhere else. For six or more hours a day the average school-aged child or adolescent spends their time in an environment that is not necessarily well-equipped to be responsive to adopted children and their families. Teachers, school administrators, and staff, as well as other children and their families often have only a cursory understanding of the adoption experience. This workshop will cover everything from choosing schools to dealing with teachers, administration, and assignments (such as the family tree), and handling problems when they arise. Parents, teachers and school administrators are all invited to attend. We will include information on handling learning- and curriculum-related issues, which often arise with adopted kids, and approaches to handling privacy issues for children in school when they are asked about their adoption information and status. Practical guidance as well as resources will be shared for students of all ages. Parents, teachers and school administrators are all invited to attend.
Beth Hall is the white adoptive mother of a Latina daughter and an African American son (both now young adults), and grew up with an adopted sister. She co-founded Pact in 1991 to combat the discrimination she witnessed against adopted children of color and their birth families. Since that time, she has facilitated the placement of over 1000 infants of color into strong, loving homes. She is the co-author, with Gail Steinberg, of the book Inside Transracial Adoption, as well as numerous articles on adoption and race. She is a nationally known advocate for adopted children of color who regularly lectures and leads workshops on ethical, non-racist adoption practices. In 2010 she received the Outstanding Practitioner in Adoption Award from the Adoption Initiative at St. John's University.
$35/ per person - Pact members receive 80% discount off of the registration fee.
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