Conspicuous Families: Helping Children Develop Healthy Identities
|Time:||7:00 PM until 9:00 PM|
|Date:||Thursday, March 14, 2013|
|Location:||Mayerson JCC; 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236|
or call 513-218-5958
Transracial adoptive parenting involves unique challenges. Parents must work to reinforce the value and importance of family membership, while responding to a community that may question family relationships. Parents often wonder how to teach their children about racial difference and incorporating diversity. They express uncertainty about talking through issues of racism and stereotypes, and how to best prepare their children to respond to the outside world. Parents in transracial adoption can positively impact their child’s experience so they develop an ease with racial and adoptive identity.
Judy Stigger, LCSW is a therapist serving adoptive, foster and birth families with a focus on tweens and teens. She is also Clinical Director for AdoptionLearningPartners.org, an interactive, web-based, educational site. Her job and her passion are to make accurate and engaging training and adoption-competent/trauma-informed counseling more available to parents and professionals.
Cost: Free to Celebrate Adoption members
Advance registration required!
See the printable flyer PDF here.
Presented by Celebrate Adoption in partnership with Adoption Connection