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Promoting and Supporting Racial Identity and Racial Justice for Transracial Adopted Persons and Families (October 30, 2019)

JaeRan Kim, PhD, LISW
WHEN Wednesday, Oct 30th 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM (CST)
COST $30.00 per person
LOCATION Gloria Dei Lutheran Church , 700 Snelling Ave South, St Paul 55116

Ages addressed:

In this workshop, JaeRan will lead adoptive parents and professionals in reflecting, discussing, and strategizing on topics of transracial identity and racial justice using a variety of case examples, videos, and collaborative activities. Parents and professionals will leave with a strengthened ability to understand and respond to the racial identity needs of transracial adoptees and why racial justice is important for all transracial adoptive families.

JaeRan Kim, PhD, LISW, is Assistant Professor at University of Washington, Tacoma in the Social Work and Criminal Justice Program. Her research is focused on adoption addressing disabilities, race, and transnational experiences on post-adoption stability and the preparation of social work professionals working in the adoption field.  JaeRan is the author of the blog, Harlow’s Monkey, which focuses on the transracial/transnational adoptee experience. She has over 15 years of experience working with foster and adopted children and families and has developed numerous training curricula for child welfare professionals.