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Pact's educational programs have a nationwide reputation for excellence, particularly on the subject of adoption and race. We offer a broad range of learning opportunities led by Pact staff as well as other experts in the field. Programs range from single-session workshops to our weeklong Pact Family Camp. Whatever the format, you will find sensitive, experienced facilitators and a community of other adoptive parents who share your questions and concerns.

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Location/Date Description
Webinar, CA

Start: Nov 13, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Nov 13, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar:Adult Adoptees of Color Panel

Hear from adopted adults of color — born both domestically and internationally, adopted transracially, and in same race placements — about their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 3, 2019 7:00 PM
End: Dec 3, 2019 9:00 PM

Adult Adoptees of Color Support Group

PACER and Pact, An Adoption Alliance are collaborating to offer a free,drop-in, peer-led support group specifically for adoptees of color. This group will be a safe space for adult adoptees of color to connect, listen and share their experiences of growing up in an adoptive family. Space will also be provided for participants to explore and share experiences around international adoption, foster care, transracial adoption, search and reunion.

Webinar, CA

Start: Dec 4, 2019 11:00 AM
End: Dec 4, 2019 12:30 PM

Webinar: Challenging Class Privilege in Adoption

An uncomfortable truth in adoption is the privileges that are extended [or denied] based on class in all forms of adoption, including foster care, private domestic, and international. For many families of color who built their families through adoption, or the foster care system, the class dynamics at play butt up against intersections of oppression. This seldom discussed reality is a vital conversation to building connection and challenging dynamics. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Oakland, CA

Start: Dec 7, 2019 12:30 PM
End: Dec 7, 2019 5:00 PM

Family Education Day: Adoption, Race & Our Schools

Managing Learning Environments That Don't Always Understand Our Children

Outside of home, children spend more time at school than anywhere else, in an environment that is not always responsive to adopted children of color and their families.  This workshop will help parents identify strategies to support adopted children of color in the face of structures that reinforce sometimes problematic assumptions and curriculum. Parents participate in workshops while their children ages 5-12 are in concurrent programming led by our awesome counselor/mentors and teen club members. Parents are welcome to attend with or without their children.

Emeryville, CA

Start: Dec 8, 2019 10:00 AM
End: Dec 8, 2019 1:00 PM


(on-site registration available)

First/Birth Parent/Family Support Group

This supportive group for first/birth parents/families will meet four times a year to offer open conversation, a guided activity and lunch.

 

 

 

Anyone who is related by birth to a child placed in adoption or foster care is invited to attend. 
Webinar, CA

Start: Jan 15, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Jan 15, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: First/Birth Parent Voices

Nationwide, the adoption discussion is too often missing the perspective of first/birth parent voices and instead dominated by the voices of adoptive parents. This bias masks the fact that every adoptee has two sets of parents, birth and adoptive. Hear from first parents to gain insight and understanding of their piece of the adoption experience. This webinar is appropriate for all members of the adoption triad and adoption professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Jan 29, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Jan 29, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Adoptive Parent Learning: Been There Done That—What We Learned That Could Help You

Beth Hall and a panel of child welfare professionals, who are also parents of teen and/or adult adoptees, will talk about the things they have learned along the way for parents in the earlier stages of their parenting journey. Experiences include same-race and transracial adoption, kinship adoption, foster adoption, infant adoption, closed adoption, and open adoption. Appropriate for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Feb 19, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Feb 19, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar:Transracial Adoption for Adoptive Parents of Color

Transracial adoption for parents of color is becoming more common in the adoption community. Learn about adoptive parents of color parenting across race:

the experience of parenting children not only as babies but as they grow older, the steps parents took to prepare themselves for transracial adoption, and the continued work they do to support their child’s race and cultural heritage in conjunction with their own. Appropriate for pre-adoptive and adoptive parents of color parenting across race and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Mar 11, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Mar 11, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Black Adoptee Voices

Hear from Black adopted adults — born both domestically and internationally — about their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Apr 1, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Apr 1, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: LatinX Adoptee Voices

Hear from Latinx (Hispanic) adopted adults — born both domestically and internationally — about their adoption journey, including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

 

Webinar, CA

Start: Apr 22, 2020 8:00 AM
End: Apr 22, 2020 5:00 PM

Webinar: Asian Adoptee Voices

Hear from Asian adopted adults — born both domestically and internationally — about their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: May 13, 2020 11:00 AM
End: May 13, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Racially Ambiguous, Biracial, and Multiracial Voices

Racial identity for adopted and fostered people of color, especially when they are transracially adopted, is complex, as they navigate the multiple intersections of race in a racialized world. For those who look racially ambiguous and/or embody multiple racial identities, this complexity is further magnified. This workshop will give adoptive parents of all races tools to

support the racially ambiguous, biracial, and multiracial identities of their adopted children of color. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: June 3, 2020 11:00 AM
End: June 3, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Schools and Adoption

Children spend half of their lives in school. One way that children are taught about the world and people around them is through assignments that focus on family. When these assignments are broadened purposefully to be inclusive and respectful of many diverse family models, children growing up in “non-standard” families can relax and learn. As we wind down the school year and anticipate a new year we will reflect on ways that schools can support children who joined their family through adoption. Appropriate for all triad members and professionals and teachers.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: June 24, 2020 11:00 AM
End: June 24, 2020 1:00 PM

Webinar: Newborns, Money, Competition, and Desperation: Promoting Ethics in Adoption (CEU Eligible)

As the landscape of adoption providers continues to be heavily dominated by for profit entities and “do-it-yourself” online matching services, solid ethics in voluntary infant placement and adoption become all the more critical. This workshop will raise questions about current practices in voluntary placements. This webinar is appropriate for professionals, expectant parents and pre-adoptive families.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: July 15, 2020 11:00 AM
End: July 15, 2020 12:30 PM

Webinar: Integrating the Shadow: Inner Work for Adult Adoptees

The composition of the self is multifaceted and holistic. Using a depth psychological approach to working with the inner shadow, the adult adoptee can learn to integrate and reclaim those pieces of self which have been carefully hidden away. Through shared material and collective dialog, we will discuss common shadow aspects for the adult adoptee. This webinar is appropriate for the adult adoptee, for loved ones who wish to better understand their experiences, and for helping professionals who support adult adoptees.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

Webinar, CA

Start: Aug 12, 2020 11:00 AM
End: Aug 12, 2020 1:00 PM

Webinar:Working with Pre- and Post-Adoptive/Foster Parents of Color: Insights for Professionals(CEU)

This webinar will be an honest conversation about the strengths and challenges of talking about adoption and foster care in communities of color. Participants will learn strategies for supporting adoptive and foster parents of color throughout the adoption journey. This webinar is appropriate for professionals working with communities of color.

ALL TIMES ARE PST

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