Dr. Oh Myo Kim: Key Lessons for FCC Families from Two Recent Studies on the Racial and Ethnic Identity Development of International and Interracial Adoptees

  • 24 Sep 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • P.S. 130, 143 Baxter St. btw Grand & Hester, New York, NY 10013

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  • MOCA, OCA, AKA, Spence-Chapin Adoption

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Key Lessons for FCC Families from Two Recent Studies on the Racial and Ethnic Identity Development of International and Interracial Adoptees

Oh Myo Kim, PhD. - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Boston College

Dr. Oh Myo Kim, PhD – is herself an adult Korean adoptee – Dr. Kim specializes in the area of adoption, cultural socialization, racial and ethnic identity, cultural counseling and expressive writing interventions.

Saturday, September 24

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: P.S. 130, 143 Baxter St. btw Grand & Hester, New York, NY 10013

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Dr. Kim will present the results of two recent research projects that provide important insights for international and interracial adoptive family members. The first study focuses on conversations within families (White parents with children adopted from Korea) and reveals how racial and ethnic socialization has impacted their families and the behavior of the adoptees as adolescents. The second study focuses on an analysis of the writings of Korean American adopted adults and reveals their thoughts and feelings around birth family, culture, and the shaping of their ethnic and cultural identities. Dr. Kim will present the major findings of both studies and discuss the implications and challenges specific to international and interracial adoptive families like those of FCC:

  • What is the impact of loss of birth culture for international /interracial adoptees?
  • How important is it for adoptive parents to engage their adopted children in activities associated with the child’s racial, ethnic and cultural heritage?
  • Should members of internationally and interracially adoptive families discuss among themselves differences in race and ethnicity? Or is it better to take a “color-blind” approach?
  • How do adult Korean adoptees describe their feelings about being raised by White parents?
  • What lessons can FCC parents learn from these studies?

This presentation is recommended for adults and mature teens only.  Content discussed may be sensitive and is for mature audiences

REGISTER at https://fccnyorg.wildapricot.org/event-2306472

  • FCCNY member – $20.00
  • Members of an Associate Organizations – $20.00

    MOCA, OCA, AKA, Spence-Chapin Adoption

  • Non-members – $30.00

FREE Babysitting available in a separate room for children 1-12yrs

Questions?  Contact Gary Matles, gmatles@fccny.org

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