Webinar: A Developmental Approach to Transracial Adoption
A Developmental Approach to Trasracial Adoption
Are you planning a transracial adoption (either domestic or international), or are you already parenting across racial lines? In order to successfully meet your child’s needs, you must be prepared to think about, learn about, and talk about race and racism as well as understand white privilege and how to honestly interrogate your own whiteness. We will explore how these issues impact you and your child throughout their developmental stages. We will review some race facts in America, talk about why race matters in transracial adoption, and offer a developmental approach to talking about race with children hearing directly from a transracial adoptee and a transracial adoptive parent about the challenges and strengths of transracial adoption. This webinar will not support a “color-blind” but rather a “color-affirming” approach. Other topics covered include how to handle questions/comments about your “visible” family, and building a diverse community for your multiracial family. This workshop is designed for transracial adoptive parents as well as professionals working with these families.
Participants will be able to:
Instructor: Katie Stickles-Wynen, MSW ACSW #34328
Position: Adoption Case Manager/Pre-Placement Specialist
Experience: Katie is a transracial/international Colombian adoptee who has worked with the adoption community since 2006. One-on-one and in group settings, Katie has worked with adoptees ranging from age 5-55, and both transracial and same-race adoptive parents. Katie leads the Adult Adoptees of Color support group in the East Bay and supports adult adoptee programming for the annual Pact Family Camp.
$35 per person non-member
Special pricing Pact member receive 65% discount.
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