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WEBINAR: Transracial Adoption for Parents of Color
Transracial Adoption for Parents of Color
Transracial adoption for parents of color is becoming more common in the adoption community. In contrast to white adoptive parents, people of color understand first-hand what it means to be racially marginalized and may have experienced racism first hand, but when parenting transracially they are not necessarily familiar with the specific microaggressions and oppressions that those of their child’s race and ethnicity experience. How can parents of color prepare to better understand the “–isms” their child will face and be ready with tools and steps to support their child? How can they educate themselves on the history and beauty of their child’s race and ethnicity? How do they handle the racial hierarchies and/or historical conflicts between people of their race/ethnic group(s) and that of their child’s racial/ethnic group? Learn about steps adoptive parents of color, parenting across race, can take to prepare for transracial adoption and to support their child as they grow.
Participants will be able to:
Instructor: Katie Stickles-Wynen, MSW ACSW #34328
Position: Adoption Case Manager/Pre-Placement Specialist
Experience: Katie is an MSW, ACSW with 10 years of experience working with adoptees, birth/first parents and adoptive families. Katie works directly with families in transracial adoptions and families in same race adoptions. Katie runs a group for adult adoptees of color and has experience in working with adopted youth in group settings. Katie is an international, transracial adoptee.
$35 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact members receive 65% discount.
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