UPCOMING TRAININGS

(View recordings for past webinars at the bottom of the page):

*October 26, 2021 ~ Virtual Conference: Shoulder to Shoulder Conference: Keynote: Transracial Parenting: How to Talk about Race & Racism

*November 14, 2021 ~ Webinar: Society of Adoptee Professionals of Color in Adoption (SAPCA) Panel

*November 20, 2021 ~ Virtual Conference: Expert Voices in Adoption Conference

*December 2, 2021 ~ Webinar: Human Services Network of Colorado: Melting the Iceberg: Becoming the Anti-Racist Provider Your Clients Need

BOOKS & VIDEOS:

“The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal”
Journal-Writing Prompts for Adopted Teens & Adults

This journal is for every adoptee who seeks to self-reflect and better understand their adoption journey, identity, and experiences. Over 50 prompts are included to guide exploration on a number of topics, including chapters entitled “In the Beginning,” “Beliefs,” “Wishes and What If’s,” “Relationships,” “Boundaries,” “The Media,” and more.

Self-Reflection Journals


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“The Adoptive Parent Self-Reflection Journal”
Journal-Writing Prompts for Adoptive Parents

This journal is for every adoptive parent who seeks to better understand themselves and their relationship with their adoptive child. Over 70 prompts are included to guide exploration on a number of topics, including chapters modeled after the journal for adoptees entitled “In the Beginning,” “Beliefs,” “Wishes and What If’s,” “Relationships,” “Boundaries,” “The Media,” and more. *Be sure to choose the 2nd item on the dropdown menu for the parent journal!

Self-Reflection Journals



“EMPOWRD! Ways to Respond to Adoption Questions”
Activity Book for Elementary-Age Kids

Learn about and practice six simple and effective strategies for responding to other people’s adoption questions in this fun activity book – developed by an adoptee, for adoptees! SOLD OUT – CHECK BACK IN 2021 FOR THE SECOND EDITION RELEASE!


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“Recorded Webinars for Professionals”

  • Webinar for Professionals: Bringing Race Into the Room: Becoming the Anti-Racist Therapist Your Clients Need ~ Fee: $22 (non-refundable). Purchase the recording for Pt. 1 & we’ll email you a link within 48 business hours! 
  • Webinar for Professionals: Bringing Race Into the Room Pt. 2: Melting the Iceberg ~ Fee: $22 (non-refundable). Purchase the recording for Pt. 2 & we’ll email you a link within 48 business hours! 

“Videos & Recorded Webinars for Parents” – View past videos & recorded webinars from Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker’s unique “trifecta perspective” as a psychologist, adoptee & adoptive parent on Vimeo:

  • Talking to Your Child’s Teacher About Inclusive Family Trees
  • How Trauma Impacts the Adoptee Brain: Implicit Memories & the 6 F’s
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Transitions & Separation Anxiety
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Homework Headaches
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Rages & Aggression
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Lying, Stealing & Hoarding
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Argumentative & Oppositional
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Bedtime Struggles
  • Creative Discipline Strategies that Build Healthy Attachment
  • The Best Ways to Handle Bullying at School
  • The Mixed Emotions of Adoption Anniversaries, Birthdays & Holidays
  • EMPOWRD! Ways to Respond to Adoption Questions
  • Emotional Preparedness for Homeland Visits
  • Name Changes in Adoption
  • Screening for an Adoption-Competent Therapist
  • How to Help a Child Narrate Their Adoption Story
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Abuse/Neglect/DV
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Substance Abuse
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Product of Rape/Prostitution
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Human Trafficking
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: Understanding the Lingo & System
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: Recognizing Microaggressions
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: How to Respond to Your Child After Negative Racial Incidents
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: S.H.A.R.E.D. Responses to Racism
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: Racial Mirrors, Maslow’s Hierarchy & The Cultural Iceberg
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Loss
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Rejection
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Guilt/Shame
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Grief
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Identity
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Intimacy
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Control
  • Understanding & Responding to Adoption Trauma
  • Talking to Transracially Adoptive Kids About Race & Racism
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