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Web Discussion: Let’s Have an Honest and Supportive Discussion about Multi-Racial Formed Families

January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

How can we, as parents of foster, adoptive and kinship children of a different race, ethnicity or culture, ensure that our children feel comfortable in their own skin?

Many children in adoptive, foster and kinship homes feel a profound sense of loss due to being separated from their birth families and may have a difficult time feeling fully integrated into their living situations. Children and youth may feel even more disconnected if they are of a different race, ethnicity or culture than their formed family. They may look different than the rest of their family and have dissimilar life experiences outside of the home.  FFF’s Sarah Smalls and Beth Spivack will lead a virtual conversation about ways to make children in foster, adoptive and kinship families feel welcome, accepted and loved while validating their emotions and concerns.  Strategies, including mentoring, parental self-reflection and acknowledgement, and validation will be covered. We invite parents, caregivers, professionals and youth to share their successes, misses, questions and concerns in including children and youth in multi-racial and multicultural families.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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January 28, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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