Pact Camp

Webinar: Transracial Adoption for Professionals (CEU's)

Start time/date: Oct  23, 2019 11:00 AM
End time/date: Oct  23, 2019 1:00 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Transracial Adoption for Professionals (CEU's)

This course will orient professionals to better evaluate and support pre-adoptive & adoptive families in transracial adoption, so as to provide effective, sensitive, adoption and race-competent services to them in private practice and agency settings. Families adopting transracially need to be told that love will be NOT be enough and offered more than a 30-minute video or one-day workshop about transracial adoption to be prepared for a life time of parenting across race.


Licensed and license-eligible participants will increase their ability to assess, educate and support pre-adoptive families considering transracial adoption and families already parenting across race. Specific approaches about how to talk about race and how the race of the trainer impacts those discussions will be explored. Participants will be able to clinically conceptualize the impact of race and adoption on the lives of adoptees and adoptive parents. Participants will improve their understanding of the intersectionality of race and adoption and how adoptees feel, think and process at different stages of their lives. Pact’s Building Community Across Cultures program will be shared on this webinar allowing participants to understand specific and tangible steps and processes they can use to better evaluate, support and prepare pre-adoptive and adoptive families in transracial adoption. This workshop is applicable to adoption professionals.


Educational objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how race matters in adoption.
  2. List and describe the four current racial tensions in the world: the internalized, the institutional, the interpersonal and the structural.
  3. Summarize general clinical issues to consider when working with pre-adoptive and adoptive transracial families and the ways that privilege and race may be contributing to or exacerbating parenting practices.
  4. Prepare to support and advocate for their families by learning and reviewing the federally-approved transracial education program provided by Pact, An Adoption Alliance: Building Community Across Cultures. 
  5. Describe the intersectionality of race, adoption and class and how it affects pre-adoptive and adoptive transracial families.



Instructor: Katie Wynen, MSW

Position: Adoption Social Worker  – Pact, an Adoption Alliance

Experience: Katie is an MSW, with 13 years of experience working with adoptees and adoptive families. Katie works directly with transracial families and same race families. Katie is an international, transracial adoptee.

CEUs: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. All activities in the course are offered for continuing education credit. CAMFT-Approved Continuing Education Provider Number 131157

Pact is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Pact maintains responsibility for this course and its content.


Special Needs: To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at who will respond within 3 business days to all inquiries.

Certificates: Course completions certificates will be awarded within one business week, upon confirmation of full attendance at workshop and completion of course evaluation. Certificates will be e-mailed to registration address unless other method is requested.

Refunds: Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.

Grievances: If you wish to file a grievance, you may do so orally or in writing.

Phone: 510.243.9460


Address: 5515 Doyle Street #1, Emeryville, CA 94608


Pricing Description:

$45 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact member receive 15% discount.

Please choose carefully when registering for Pact events. Pact is not in a position to refund workshop or event registration fees.