Raising an adoptee of color within a multiracial family can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. For many white adoptive parents, the concept of race can be difficult to approach because they never received the training or support necessary to address such a complex topic. This 5-week webinar series will focus on supporting white adoptive parents to children of color by discussing the basics of developmentally appropriate racial language, ways to respond to racism, and the tools necessary to help your child build a strong racial identity.
Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker educates from her unique “trifecta perspective” as a licensed psychologist, transracial adoptee and adoptive parent specializing in adoption, trauma, attachment and racial identity work through her private practice in Denver, Colorado. She is a frequent speaker and trainer at adoption agencies, camps and conferences throughout the U.S., and is the author of “The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal,” as well as the developer of the National Adoptee-Therapist Directory. Learn more about her work and educational resources at www.growbeyondwords.com