"The Talk": How to Speak with Children About Race and Adoption

Race and adoption are challenging subjects individually. Many professionals (and parents) feel challenged by discussions of both of these sensitive subjects. This session aims to give participants tools to address these big conversations. Participants will learn: the ways race affects transracial adoption, where bi-/multi-racial children fit into the conversation, how to talk with children about race and adoption, and how to talk with parents about race and adoption. Participants will leave with specifics on how to address these matters regarding children in the foster care system in addition to children adopted from birth.

Adoptee, Adoptive Parent, Social Worker
Ms. Mack is a NYC native currently living in Richmond, VA. She obtained a BA in psychology from CUNY and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her experiences as an adoptee, adoptive parent, and social worker all shape her understanding about adoption. She is a proud mom of her 22 year old son, who came to her family at age 17, and her daughter, who was just born in December 2018. Her near two decades of professional experience includes seven years helping families and children navigate the journey of adoption.

This session was recorded as part of the Virtual National Adoption Conference in June 2020. You may register to take this session as a stand-alone course for $10, or as a bundle of six sessions from the conference for $50.

Once registered, you will be redirected back to this page and you can click on the course title below to get started.

This course is available for free those with an NCFA Family Membership. If you are have an NCFA Family Membership and are logged in with your NCFA credentials, you can click on the session below to get started (no need to register). If you need help logging in, please contact Amy Wolfe (awolfe@adoptioncouncil.org).

A training certificate will be issued upon completion of this session.  CEU credits were only awarded to those who joined the webinar live. 

Course Details

Prerecorded Conference Session
"The Talk" How to Speak With Children about Race and Adoption
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