Pact Camp

Webinar: Young Adoptees Speak

Start time/date: Jan  12, 2022 11:00 AM
End time/date: Jan  12, 2022 12:30 PM
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration

Young Adoptees Speak

Adoptees are the truest experts of their own experience which is why we must listen to what they have to say. Participants will watch a short film featuring adoptees, ages 10 to 17, as they speak about their experiences with and thoughts on race, first/birth families, adoption and more. The screening will be followed by a facilitated conversation that will include talking points and insights that can be used during discussions between children and parents. Gain insights from two adoptees, including Pact's Youth Coordinator and Clinical Director. They will add insight to the moments in time captured in the film and contextualize their remarks in the lifelong evolution and process of understanding one's adoption, and finding each individual's path of identity reconciliation. Bring your questions and be prepared to be moved. This webinar is for all members of the adoption constellation and adoption professionals.

Instructor: Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander, MA, LMFT #47992 

Position: First/Birth Family Specialist 

Experience: Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in the adoption and foster care triads. She is both a first/birth mother, as well as a transracial adoptee. Susan has been providing individual and family therapy to all members of the foster / adoption constellation since 2008 in private practice and agency settings. She has delivered workshops and keynotes addresses to adoption professionals and adoptive families at regional, state, and national conferences on adoption. She is the First/Birth Family Specialist at Pact, where she focuses on the needs of expectant parents considering adoption, and first/birth families who have placed children for adoption.

Pricing Description:

$36 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact members receive 25% discount.

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