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Pact Camp

Webinar: LatinX Adoptee Voices

Start time/date: Apr  1, 2020 11:00 AM
End time/date: Apr  1, 2020 12:30 PM
 
Place: Webinar
Call-In Instructions Will Be Emailed After Registration
 

 Latinx Adoptee Voices  

Hear from adopted adults about their adoption journey including the role their first/birth parents/families have had in their lives and understanding of their own identity. Too often in the adoption field, the adoptee perspective is subordinated to that of the adoptive parent. Pact believes that adults with first-hand experience are the truest experts on that experience. The voices of Latinx adopted adults, born both domestically and internationally, will be featured. They will address issues including language, gendered narratives about Latinx cultures, the importance of ethnic-specific connections, culture-specific approaches to adoption and search (both transnational and domestic).

 

Educational objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Latinx movement and what the title means and represents. 
  2. Apply first-hand knowledge from Latinx adult adoptees about their adoption and racial identity journey.
  3. For families formed by transracial adoption, list tangible steps adoptive parents can incorporate to support their Latinx child.
  1. Describe some of the common experiences of Latinx adoptees as they navigate their experiences around both race and adoption.
  2. Prepare themselves to answer common questions and concerns that are likely to come up for the Latinx adopted youth in their family and/or community.
  3. Give examples of privilege and how it applies in the context of the adoption of Latinx children.
  4. Identify stereotypes, cultural appropriation and microaggressions as applied to Latinx adoptees.
  5. Create an action plan for supporting Latinx adoptees.

 

 

Instructor: Katie Wynen, MSW

Position: Adoption Social Worker

Experience: Katie is an MSW, with 13 years of experience working with adoptees, birth/first parents and adoptive families. Katie works directly with families in transracial adoptions and families in same race adoptions. Katie runs a group for adult adoptees of color and has experience in working with adopted youth in group settings. Katie is an international, transracial adoptee.

 

Pricing Description:

$36 per person non-member

Special pricing Pact member receive 25% discount.

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