Adoptive Families: Exploring Identity, Loss and Connection

Join us for Ackerman’s new free webinar series for parents and caregivers. Created by family therapy experts, these webinars are designed to help parents and caregivers to support their child’s mental health across a diverse range of subjects. Webinars are free to attend and will be held online via Zoom.


Program Description:

This webinar will engage adoptive parents and caregivers in exploring themes around complex multilayered identity development, processing and understanding loss and grief in adoption, and supporting connection and resilience in parenting. We will explore the concept of openness as well as parenting with a social and racial justice lens. This workshop will make space for the unique and varied experiences in adoption and also cover common and normative themes and challenges that arise for adoptive families.

Presenter:

Kacy Ames, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She maintains a private practice where she meets with individuals, couples and families touched by adoption. She has led numerous therapeutic, support and recreational groups for adoptees. She is currently an Associate in the Foster Care and Adoption Project at Ackerman. Kacy was adopted through transracial inter-country adoption. She identifies as Korean American and grew up in a white adoptive family in Massachusetts. Kacy currently resides in New York City with her husband, two children and two dogs.

Date / Time:

Tuesday, July 27
7:00–8:00 pm (ET)
Zoom link will be provided after registration

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  • Adoptive Families: Exploring Identity, Loss and Connection
    July 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm