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Bonus Webinar – Supporting the Transition to College and Beyond as an Adoptive Parent
July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$40
Expert Voices in Adoption Webinar Series
BONUS WEBINAR! Supporting the Transition to College and Beyond as an Adoptive Parent
Adoptee Presenter: Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker
Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 6:00-7:30PM MDT
Adoption is a lifelong journey, and adopted individuals face different challenges during each stage of life. The late adolescent and early adult years offer unique opportunities for growth, independence, and identify formation, but also create new obstacles as life experiences expand beyond the shelter of the privileged umbrellas held by their parents. Learn about the common struggles of adopted individuals who are transitioning to college and beyond, and what you can do as as adoptive parent to support the development of strategies that will help them to be successful with the changes. Warning signs of more serious issues requiring professional intervention will also be described. Registration for this bonus webinar is $40 because of its extended length.
Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker is a licensed psychologist, transracial adoptee, and adoptive parent specializing in providing mental health support focused on adoption, trauma, and racial identity work. 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 authored “The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal,” “The Adoptive Parent Self-Reflection Journal,” and will be releasing a children’s book series entitled “Adoptees Like Me” for elementary-age adoptees in 2022.