PACT WEBINAR: What Parents of Adopted Adolescents Need to Know
||June 10, 2015 9:30 AM
||June 10, 2015 11:00 AM
||Webinar Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration
$35.00 per person
Special Pricing:Pact Members receive a 80% discount)
REGISTER at https://www.pactadopt.org/events/event_detail.asp?event=179
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What Parents of Adopted Adolescents Need to Know
We will explore some of the underlying issues that adoption and racial identity formation add to the mix of the issues teens and their parents are handling, including general identity formation, adoption identity and racial identity. Helping your teen become an adult is more about supporting them as they make the choices in front of them than laying down the law. How can parents be firm, deliberately laying out their needs, requests and requirements, while maintaining a positive connection to their child? Teens are deeply susceptible to low self-esteem and criticism; parents of teens must find ways to bolster themselves up in the face of the often challenging reactions their teens have in the face of their fears and frustrations. A parent’s most difficult task is to create a delicate balance of “to love and let go” as their children work toward creating their own individual identity
Beth Hall is the white adoptive mother of a Latina daughter and an African American son (both now young adults), and grew up with an adopted sister. She co-founded Pact in 1991 to combat the discrimination she witnessed against adopted children of color and their birth families. Since that time, she has facilitated the placement of over 1000 infants of color into strong, loving homes. She is the co-author, with Gail Steinberg, of the book Inside Transracial Adoption, as well as numerous articles on adoption and race. She is a nationally known advocate for adopted children of color who regularly lectures and leads workshops on ethical, non-racist adoption practices. In 2010 she received the Outstanding Practitioner in Adoption Award from the Adoption Initiative at St. John's University.
Pact, An Adoption Alliance
5515 Doyle Street Suite 1
Emeryville, CA 94608