**ORPARC Training** From Struggles to Superpowers: Supporting Seven Core Needs in Fosterees and Adoptees

May 22
Monday, May 22, 2023 – 10:30am
10:30am - 11:30am

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Seven core issues are often perceived as barriers to fosterees' and adoptees' abilities to be healthy and successful. But what if we viewed these issues – loss, rejection, guilt/shame, grief, identity, intimacy, and control – on a spectrum that ranges from struggle to strength?

Join Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker as she guides you into the extraordinary and often overlooked world of fosteree and adoptee strengths and superpowers. Learn to support your child's natural tendencies, embrace their unique methods for problem-solving and navigating relationships, and empower them to feel proud of the remarkable ways in which they contribute to the world.


Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker is a licensed psychologist, international/transracial adoptee of color, and an adoptive parent. She specializes in providing mental health support focused on adoption, trauma, and racial identity work through her private practice based in Denver, Colorado. 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 is the author of “The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal,” “The Adoptive Parent Self-Reflection Journal,” and the “Adoptees Like Me” illustrated series for elementary readers.

Training provided in collaboration with ORPARC, Oregon Adoption Resource Exchange, Oregon DHS Child Welfare.


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