Expired Using Narrative Techniques with Families Who Have Experienced Trauma in Adoption or Foster Care

This workshop will identify the trauma that can occur for children and families who experience adoption and/or foster care. It will address the importance of providing safe spaces for adoptive and foster families to share their experiences. The presentation will explore narrative techniques and creative expression which families can assist families explore, share and recreate the narratives of their experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the trauma that families affected by adoption or foster care experience
  • To identify the importance of providing safe spaces for families who have experienced adoption and/or foster care
  • To learn creative techniques to assist families with creating narratives for their experiences


Angelle E. Richardson, PhD is a licensed professional counselor and an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University. She holds a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University and a Master’s in Counseling from Rider University. An adoptee herself, Dr. Richardson specializes in working with individuals and families impacted by adoption, foster care, grief and trauma. Dr. Richardson’s research on adoption has been published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and she has appeared on The Today Show. One of her most rewarding experiences, to date, was providing trauma training in Haiti. Dr. Richardson strives to provide a safe therapeutic space for people to share and re-author their stories in order to heal and grow.

  • October 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Angelle E. Richardson, PhD

3 CE Contact Hours

Location:   Online Event


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