Adoptive Parent Training: Race, Culture & Identity


Adoptive Parent Training: Race, Culture & Identity

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Helps multiracial and multicultural adoptive families consider how to talk about race, embrace different cultures and form healthy racial identities. Includes interviews with adoptees and adoptive parents discussing racial identity. Available in quantities of 1, 5 or 10 sets.

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Race, Culture & Identity is a research-based media program, which incorporates video and additional printable materials to help adoptive and foster parents develop skills for communicating with their children. Adoption has undergone dramatic changes in the past 30 years, due largely to the complexity of contemporary adoptive relationships, which increasingly involve international, multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and foster care placements.

Adoptive and foster youth experience consistently high rates of behavior problems and psychological maladjustments. These adoptive youth issues occur at a disproportionately higher rate than among non-adoptive youth. Parenting competence is the primary mediating factor in reversing this trend.

We provide the printable materials for this DVD as .pdf downloads below.

Modules include

  • The Trans-racial Family: your new perspective as a family that looks different than others.

  • Forming a Healthy Racial Identity: helping your child discover and embrace who they are.

  • Race - Turning to Learning: the importance of learning about race and racism, and how to be aware of and address racism.

  • Creating Connections- Cultures and Races: embracing your child’s birth culture while sharing your family’s traditions, and connecting your child with same-race friends and role models.

  • An additional video features interviews with adoptees and adoptive parents discussing Racial Identity. This program is a good resource for parents who have trans-racial and multicultural families.

Runtime: 34 minutes

Sample Video Content

Forming a Healthy Racial Identity

Race: Turning to Learning