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The average age for the children in foster care was 9.7 years. Average length of stay in foster care was 27.2 months. The largest percentage of children (47 percent) were in a nonrelative foster family home. Forty-nine percent had a case goal of reunification. 123,000 were awaiting adoption, down from 132,000 in FY 2007. (Children's Bureau AFCARS report, Fiscal Year 2008)

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Raising Black Boys

Raising Black Boys is an honest dialogue about some of the tough realities and complex issues that Black children may experience and how their parents can guide, support and prepare them for a society that is far from color blind.

Join us for a moderated panel of African American men. Our panelists come from all over the country and from varied backgrounds. Some were transracially placed as young children. All are distinguished professionals in their respective fields.

They will reflect back to their childhood as well as their current role as fathers of Black boys. They will share openly and honestly about the types of discussions that are taking place in their own homes, as well as the everyday fears they have about their sons’ safety and how they are raising them to become strong Black men.

We will pose to the panelists the concerns we have heard from adoptive families who are raising Black boys. Concerns such as:

  • How to have a conversation about racism without hurting a child’s self-esteem.
  • How to protect young Black boys from the hurt that stereotypes and exclusion can bring.
  • How to address and confront the insidious forms of racism transracially adoptive families are now aware of since adopting their child.

Please join us on Twitter using #RaisingBlackBoys

This webinar was offered live May 5, 2016. Once purchased, you will launch the recorded webinar from the link in your account page.

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Raising Black Boys
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Kenard Gibbs

Kenard Gibbs is a VP for BET Networks and former CEO/Partner of Soul Train Holdings and Group Publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines.

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Jonathan Thanh Danh Peck

Owner and Advisor of Strategic Advice Services and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tucson Urban League, has over 25 years experience working within the community development field facilitating projects, coalitions, and alliances at the neighborhood, citywide, regional, national and international levels. Jonathan received a BA in African-American Studies and Political Science from Earlham College. Adopted transracially from Vietnam, he is the father two sons. Learn more about Jonathan Thanh Danh Peck

Kevin Hofmann

Kevin Hofmann is the author of Growing Up Black in White, a memoir that shares, from the adoptee point of view, what it was like to grow up as a transracial adoptee.

He is also an accomplished writer and public speaker who has a passion for adoption, especially transracial adoption, and enjoys sharing from his experiences to help other adoptive families.

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