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%)
The buzz for the last 15 years has been about the need for instilling cultural identity in internationally adopted kids. Hollee McGinnis, an adult Korean adoptee and researcher with the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; and Dr. Heather Jacobson, professor of Sociology & Anthropology and author of Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption, and the Negotiation of Family Difference, talk about how to best raise healthy, adjusted adopted children.
This course includes:
- What is the history of instilling cultural identity in transracial adoptions?
- How much is too much when it comes to promoting cultural identity? How do parents find a balance?
- What research has been done on how internationally adopted children from their cultural identities?
- When did racial and adoptive identity become important to adopted children?
- How can parents help their transracially adopted children deal with racism?
- Ethnic identity vs. racial identity
- What is the transracially adopted paradox and how does it affect children?
- How hard should parents push their children to embrace their ethnic identity?
- How should families with internationally adopted children describe themselves?
- How do parents instill cultural identity when they have children adopted from multiple countries?
- Why is it important to instill cultural identity in transracial children?
- The importance of the adopted community vs. the racial or ethnic community
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