UPCOMING TRAININGS:

*August 20, 2020 @ 11:00AM-12:30PM MDT ~ Webinar: Bringing Race Into the Room: Understanding & Supporting Racial Attachment Needs with Transracially Adoptive Families ~ $35 (Available live & recorded)Supporting the attachment needs of transracial adoptees of color requires bringing race into the therapy room – but how? In this webinar, mental health professionals will learn about the common lived experiences of transracial adoptees of color and begin to see the world through their eyes to better understand how to serve their therapeutic needs. We’ll cover the types of questions to ask adoptive parents & adopted individuals during an intake session to gain a comprehensive understanding of racial attachment needs, as well as practical strategies for bringing the topic of race into sessions.Available live & recorded; recorded link will be emailed to all registrants following live air & available to view for at least 60 days. Registration closes Aug. 19th @ 5:00PM MDT. Registration payments are non-refundable & non-transferable. CE credits are not available.

 

*August 21, 2020 @ 8:30AM-1:30PM MDT – Bringing Race Into the Room: Meeting Student Needs as an Educator ~ Englewood Middle School Professional Development (private event)

 

*September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 12:00-1:00PM MDT – Transracial Adoption Webinar Series on Race ~ The Adoption Exchange of Nevada (Clark County residents) (Registration not yet open)

 

*September 17, 2020 @ 10:00-11:00AM MDT – Webinar: Race & Therapy: Becoming the Therapist Your BIPOC Clients Need ~ Hosted by Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S (Registration not yet open)

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. PURCHASE LINK BELOW IN DROP-DOWN MENU.


“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!

Books from Beyond Words Psychological

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“Videos & Recorded Webinars for Parents”

View ALL 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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