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