Webinar:What Adopted Children (and their parents) Need to Know at Various Ages and Stages:Ages 13-18
A Developmental Approach to Transracial Adoption
We will explore some of the underlying issues that adoption and racial identity formation add to the mix of the issues teens and their parents are navigating. Discussion topics will include general identity formation, adoption identity and racial identity. Helping your teen become an adult is more about support and less about laying down the law. If communication lines are open you will get to be included in their decision making process. Otherwise you might be left to find out something truly important only when it is “too late.” How can parents be firm, deliberately laying out their needs, requests and requirements, while maintaining a positive connection to their child? Teens are deeply susceptible to low self-esteem and criticism; parents of teens must find ways to bolster themselves up in the face of the often challenging reactions their teens have in the face of their fears and frustrations. A parent’s most difficult task is to create a delicate balance of “to love and let go” as their children work toward creating their own individual identity.
Instructor: Beth Hall
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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