Our December Monthly Parent Training will be led by Beth Hall, co-founder and co-director of PACT, An Adoption Alliance, a multicultural adoption organization dedicated to addressing essential issues affecting adopted children of color. Her book is (co-authored with Gail Steinberg),Inside Transracial Adoption. She is a transracial adoptive parent and was raised in an adoptive family, with an adoptive sibling.Once you register for this virtual training, you will receive an email with the zoom joining details.
Being a teen is complex and often starts before the age of 13! Parenting teens is something many of us fear as parents. Learn how to understand the many changes that are happening to the brains, bodies and emotional centers of tweens and teens so you can better help your adopted child navigate these changes and their intersection with the experiences of adoption, foster care and/or trauma they have lived through. How can parents be firm, deliberately laying out their needs, requests and requirements, while maintaining a positive connection to their child? Often parent’s most difficult task is to create a delicate balance of “to love and let go” as their children work toward creating their own individual identity. Practical parenting suggestions and strategies will be offered that support ongoing connection while addressing boundaries and expectations.