This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%)
When you adopt across cultural and racial lines, your family and extended family is changed forever by becoming a multicultural family. What can you do to make the transition a positive one for your child and your family? In this course, Chris Winston, author of A Euro-American on a Korean Tour at a Thai Restaurant in China, president of the Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN), and mother of two adult children adopted from Korea; and Judy Stigger, an adoption therapist, the Director of Professional Relations for Adoption Learning Partners, and mother of two African American children adopted domestically, talk about how to adjust to becoming a transracial family.
This course includes:
- Is exposing your child to his birth culture really that important?
- Homeland Visits/Tours: What age is best? Should you go in a group or solo.
- How hard should you push your child to learn about his birth culture? Should you make her attend language school or culture camp if she doesn’t want to go?
- Are positive racial stereotypes harmful to our kids?
- How to find adult friends of your child’s ethnicity and is it worth all the bother?
- When you adopt a child from Ethiopia (or Haiti, Liberia, etc.) what culture do you prepare him for? African American culture or Ethiopian? Racial identity versus cultural identity?
- How do you handle perceived prejudice in the Ethiopian community towards African Americans?
- How do you become a multicultural family when you adopt children domestically and from several different countries?
- How do we help our children understand and cope with racism?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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