Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Webinar: Talking to Children About Adoption

When talking about adoption, we often use language that is positive, loving, and spiritual as to provide adoptees with comfort and resolution. These messages shape how adoptees think about themselves, their parents, and God, but may also dismiss adoption’s complex realities. For instance, might adoptees feel less understood and supported when their adoption-related feelings include loss, anger, and confusion if they only hear adoption being celebrated?

This webinar will address how we can use language to acknowledge, support, and respect the full range of an adoptee’s history and experience. By the end of this session, participants will:
  • Know common phrases about adoption that may give confusing messages to adoptees
  • Learn strategies for how to talk with children about loss and the realities of adoption
Presenter:  Tara Vanderwoude, social worker, advocate, educator
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 8-9:30 p.m. EST
Fee: $15/household

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