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Webinar: What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need to Know at Various Ages and Stages: Ages 2-5
What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need to Know at Various Ages and Stages: Ages 2-5 years old – the Preschool Years
Preschoolers are very concrete thinkers. They are just beginning to learn about things like “same and different” and are beginning to apply their new ideas and understandings to everything, including friends and family. When a child learns that another child was adopted by his or her parents, they usually process it as just another piece of information. When they notice racial features and differences, they are simply categorizing as they are learning to do with shapes and colors. Being careful to use respectful adoption, race and identity language can set the stage for these kids to view their own identity - or their classmate’s – in a positive way. Appropriate for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents as well as professionals.
Instructor/Panel: Beth Hall & a panel of experienced foster/adoptive parents
Experience: Beth Hall is an adoption educator who, co-founded Pact, An Adoption Alliance, which is a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color. Pact offers lifelong support and placement services for birth and adoptive families with adopted kids of color. A national speaker, she is also the author of numerous articles and a book, Inside Transracial Adoption, which is filled with personal stories, practical suggestions, and theory, and delivers the message that race matters, racism is alive, and families built transracially can develop strong and binding ties.
$35 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact member receive 65% discount.
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