Beyond Culture Camp: Promoting Healthy Identity in Adoption
featuring Institute Executive Director Adam Pertman and Judy Stigger, LCSW
Wednesday, June 2nd, NOON - 1:30 PM, Central Time
Fee: $25.00 — Approved for 1.5 CEs
Since 1971, nearly a half-million children have been adopted from other countries. Every year, tens of thousands of multiracial families are formed through domestic adoption options like infant, kinship and foster to adopt. The complex issues surrounding transracial and transcultural adoption are profound: for families, for society and for adopted children. Yet, little information on the impact on adoptees from their perspectives existed...until now.
Join Executive Director Adam Pertman for an in-depth look into The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute's groundbreaking research. While Korean Americans (the largest response group) are at the heart of this study, the Institute's review of decades of literature and its examination of transracial adoption from foster care indicate that the recent findings are highly relevant to all trans-racial adoptive families.
Judy Stigger, LCSW will then show you how you can begin to put the most current, most authoritative data available into practice. Uncover why 'being adopted' remains significant throughout one's life, learn how and when various groups integrate race and ethnicity with being adopted to form a cohesive identity.
This webinar is designed to help professionals identify:
- Factors that support, encourage and nurture the development of healthy identity formation for transracial adoptees
- How those factors change as the adoptee ages and matures
- Programs and services that enable adoptees to develop healthy identities
- What type of education is needed for professionals, parents and the public to support health identity formation
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COMING SOON: Please be sure to tell the families you work with about our upcoming webinar Beyond Culture Camp: An Adoptive Parent's Guide to Promoting Healthy Identity Formation in Adoption, on Weds., June 23rd from 7:00-8:00 PM Central Time. Adam Pertman will provide an overview of the research and a panel of adult transracial adoptees will answer parent questions.
Mr. Pertman is the Executive Director of The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a national non-profit and preeminent research, policy, and education organization. Author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America, and associate editor of Adoption Quarterly, Mr. Pertman has contributed to many articles on adoption and family-related issues, has delivered hundreds of keynote addresses and trainings, has provided acclaimed presentations around the globe and is widely quoted in the media.
Judy Stigger, LCSW
Ms. Stigger is the Director of Professional Relations for Adoption Learning Partners and a licensed clinical social worker who has provided counseling and therapy for adopted teens, adoptive families and birth families. Currently serving on the editorial advisory board of Adoptive Families magazine, Ms. Stigger has extensive experience in both domestic and international adoption programs. She is a past president of the board of the Joint Council on International Children's Services and has received a Congressional "Angels in Adoption" award. She is the adoptive parent of two special needs and cross-racially placed children (now adults).