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Webinar – Addressing the Impact of Grief and Trauma on Very Young Adoptees and their Parents: Moving Beyond a “Wait and See” Approach

July 12, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Jeri Lea Kroll webinar

Expert Voices in Adoption Webinar Series

Addressing the Impact of Grief and Trauma on Very Young Adoptees and their Parents: Moving Beyond a “Wait and See” Approach
Adoptee Presenter: Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 @ 12:30-1:30PM MDT

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Too often agencies and families hold knowledge about the importance of our earliest experiences, the core issues in adoption AND a spirit of “wait and see” regarding babies and their newly adoptive parents. Infant and very young adoptees who have experienced stress and trauma in utero, at and after birth come with unique relational, sensory and regulatory needs. And many adoptive parents struggle with unprocessed grief, mismatched expectations, overwhelm, and isolation as they attempt to meet the needs of their growing child. What is the cost of our current systems’ “wait and see” approach? What is the alternative? In this workshop, Jeri Lea will share from her lived experiences as an adoptee (and adoptive parent) and her expertise as a therapist and consultant specializing in “infant mental health” (IMH). Participants will come away understanding the ways that unprocessed grief can show up in early parent-child relationships and how infant and early childhood mental health practices and practitioners can hold space for the unique needs of parents and very young adoptees, long before anyone catches the eye of our current mental/health care and educational systems.

Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW is a psychotherapist, parent coach and reflective supervisor specializing in attachment, early childhood, grief/loss, trauma, adoption and the impact of early experiences on relationships and health across the lifespan. Her experiences as a domestic newborn adoptee have been the driving force for exploring the origins of things, especially our lives and our most important relationships. Learn more about Jeri Lea at www.JeriLeaKroll,com and on Facebook and IG as Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW.


July 12, 2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker
(303) 522-3184
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