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How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories with Adopted Children

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The histories of youth in foster and adoptive families often involve details that can feel difficult to discuss as a caregiver. Learn how to share your child’s history with them in ways that promote healthy communication, offer developmentally appropriate language, and support the reduction of potential negative internalizations. Navigating these conversations with youth whose backgrounds specifically include abuse, neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, incarceration, rape, prostitution, and human trafficking will be discussed.

Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker is a licensed psychologist, international/transracial adoptee of color, and an adoptive parent. She specializes in providing mental health support focused on adoption, trauma, and racial identity work through her private practice based in Denver, Colorado. She is a frequent speaker and trainer at adoption agencies, camps, and conferences throughout the U.S., and the creator of the National Adoptee-Therapist Directory. She is also the author of “The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal,” “The Adoptive Parent Self-Reflection Journal,” and the “Adoptees Like Me” illustrated series for elementary readers.

Closed Captioning will be available once the webinar begins.


August 14
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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All Regions
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Kinship/Foster/Adoptive Parents, Professionals
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