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 right way to raise a transracially adopted child is a hot-button issue. Our panel for this course are the real experts – adults of color who were adopted by white families. The panel consists of three transracial adoptees – black and white biracial, Asian and Hispanic – who discuss challenges they faced growing up, what their parents did right and what they wish their parents had known.
This course includes:
- Why is it important to expose children to their birth culture.
- What is the effect of families adopting a second child from the same country and children having a sibling that looks like them and shares the same birth culture?
- What are the effects of being raised in an ethnically diverse community?
- How do transracial adoptees fit into their birth culture and their adopted culture?
- What are some ways transracial adoptees deal with questions about not looking like their parents?
- Can white parents prepare children for racism and prejudice?
- What is the impact off fetishizing Asian and Latina girls?
- How is dating different as a transracial adoptee?
- How is college as a watershed moment for cultural identity?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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