Webinar: Schools and Adoption
Schools and Adoption
In a classroom, a child studies more than reading and math; she learns how the world operates beyond her own home. If he is lucky he is taught to search for commonality and to appreciate difference in his classmates and then in the people of the wider community. One way that children are taught about the world and people around them is through assignments that focus on family. When these assignments are broadened purposefully to be inclusive and respectful of many diverse family models, children growing up in “non-standard” families can relax and learn. Too often, however, these assignments are not sensitively designed.We will reflect on some of the challenges that families experience in navigating schools and work to develop action plans. We will explore positive examples of what is possible in schools.
Participants will be able to:
Instructor: Malaika Parker
Position: Director of Adoptive Parents of Color Collaborative
Experience: Malaika is a Black adoptive parent with 11 years of experience supporting people of color who have built their families through adoption. Malaika works with Pact, an adoption alliance to develop programing and opportunities for support and community for adoptive families.
$36 per person
25% membership discount
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