Webinar: Parenting Youth in LGBTQ+ Adoptive Familes

Trainer:   David Brodzinsky, Ph.D.
Location:   Center for Adoption Support & Education (C.A.S.E)--WEBINAR

This webinar will focus on the strengths and vulnerabilities of adoptive families headed by sexual minority adults. Historical trends and barriers to adoption by lesbian and gay men will be discussed, as well as common myths and misconceptions associated with children being raised by sexual minority parents.

Research findings contradicting these stereotypes will be highlighted. Common issues and challenges in working clinically with adoptive families headed by sexual minority adults will be explored, both for the pre-adoption and post-adoption periods. Special attention will be given to issues related to sexual orientation socialization and racial socialization of children by adoptive parents, open adoption, and the need to help children manage teasing and micro-aggressions associated with their family status.

Benefits for youth raised by sexual minority parents will be highlighted. The webinar will also include a panel of sexual minority adoptive parents, as well as time for Q & A.

Use code LGBTQ at checkout for your free registration; register online here.