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  • 1. TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION : Update on Mental Health and Parenting Issues DAVID BRODZINSKY, PH.D. Professor Emeritus Clinical & Developmental Psychology Continuing Education at Alliant International University
  • 2. Sources <ul><li>This web briefing is based, in part, on the work of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute </li></ul><ul><li>See Smith et al (2008). “Finding Families for African American Children: The Role of Race & Law in Adoption from Foster Care” </li></ul><ul><li>Brodzinsky (2008) “Adoptive Parent Preparation Project: Meeting the Mental Health and Developmental Needs of Adopted Children.” </li></ul><ul><li>www.adoptioninstitute.org </li></ul>CE at Alliant
  • 3. Web Briefing Goals <ul><li>Provide an overview of contemporary changes in adoption practice, focus on transracial adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight legal and policy issues regulating transracial adoption in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide overview of research on psychological outcomes related to transracial adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss key parenting issues related to positive outcomes for transracially adopted children </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight professional guidelines for working with families who adopt transracially </li></ul>CE at Alliant

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