Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:30 PM EDT

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Varda Makovsky
The Barker Adoption Foundation

It's Not Just Parenting: Special Obligations in Transracial Adoptive Parenting

In this groundbreaking 4-part series, ethicist and transracial, international adoptee Nabina Liebow, PhD discusses what special obligations adoptive parents have to their transracially adopted children. Remaining Sessions: March 30, 2020 and May 4, 2020

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  • In the Fee section, please choose the number of sessions you want to attend. You may also register your spouse for an additional discounted fee by clicking the Add button. After selecting the number of sessions, please scroll down to the Workshop section and select the sessions you want to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Porter at 301-664-9664.

  • Each Session is $65/Individual and $50/Spouse for $115/Couple

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  • CEU Certificate for Social Workers

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  • If Barker was not involved in your adoption we kindly ask that you answer the following questions so we can let you know about future training and events relevant to your family.

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How to register for Workshop Sessions:

  • In the Workshop section, please select the workshop(s) that you and your spouse (if applicable) want to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Porter at 301-664-9664.

  • In the Fee Section, please make sure that you have selected the corresponding number of sessions that you and your spouse (if applicable) will attend.

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Session 3: Mar. 30, 2020: Helping your child navigate their racial and cultural identity

In this session, we will discuss how to promote identity exploration that resists dualities. Participants will gain tools and insights to help them support their transracially adopted child with thinking through their racial and cultural identities.

2 Free

Session 4: May 4, 2020: Responding to tough questions

In this session, parents will learn how to support their children through these difficult questions and how these questions might impact their child in surprising ways. Participants will engage in hands-on practice that is relevant to their own circumstances and families.

2 Free


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