Our Children is a series of webinars aimed at educating families about the realities and injustices their children may experience in societal interactions.
We bring together a panel of adults adopted from Asia and parents who adopted transracially from Asia to talk about conversations they’ve had around culture, abandonment, homeland visits and more. They discuss the prejudice and significant rise in racism towards Asians since Covid-19 as well as the loss of identity that Asian children with White parents may experience.
Many adoptive parents of black girls struggle with caring for their daughters’ hair. This challenge can impact a parent’s sense of confidence, as well as their daughter’s self-esteem. That’s why we’ve turned to the experts for help!
In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel to share share how listening to the news about racial tension in America today affects them as a parent of a Black child.
We discuss how White parents’ privilege can extend to their child when they are together, but when alone, the privilege is gone for their child. We talk about what parents are doing to connect to their child’s culture and community and if they have significant relationships with adults within their child’s racial/ethnic groups. Finally, we learn how parents respond to people who say “race is a non-issue”, “we don’t see color in this house” or “race doesn’t matter and all you need is love”.
In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel of therapists and parents to discuss the stigma that exists around mental health and why the rate of Black families seeking mental health care and treatment is much lower than White families. They talk about why mental health services should be designed with cultural and social nuances in mind as well as the upward trend in mental health needs as Covid-19 has interrupted the lives of so many kids and limited their social activities.
In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel to discuss the momentum of Black Lives Matter today and what has changed since it began in 2013. We talk about the increased corporate support to Black organizations and if racial imbalances within their companies are also being addressed.
Panelists discuss the changing demographics on the front lines of support for the equality of African Americans. Additionally, panelists will share their thoughts on the recent acknowledgment of Juneteenth, the pros and cons of defunding the police, and Black men who are re-considering a career in law enforcement because of what is happening today.
As parents, we all know how important providing a sound education is to our child. Ideally, a school is a nurturing environment where our children learn from teachers, coaches and classmates and start to imagine their futures. But sometimes things can get in the way of that dream. Societal biases as well as spoken and unspoken prejudices fuel expectations, and our Black children feel the impact.
The focus of this webinar is from the Black boy’s perspective; what it’s like to go from that precious chubby-cheeks child to a young man now seen as a threat.
In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel of Generation Z and Millennial males to discuss their transition from a young boy to a young man and the fear that brings to many people. The panelists share experiences from when they first realized that they were viewed differently than their White counterparts. They share their fears and the things that Black boys and young men must be mindful of as they go through life at school or hanging out with friends.
Join us for a moderated panel of people who were transracially placed. Our panelists come from varied backgrounds. Some were adopted internationally while others were adopted as infants domestically or through the foster care system.
They will reflect back to their childhood as well as comment on their current feelings about being transracially adopted.
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.
We bring together a panel of Black parents to talk about the challenges of raising Black boys in 2020. Panelists discuss the conversations they are having with their sons around the Black Lives Matter Movement and protests happening around the world. They will share how they are explaining the incidents of violence and racial tension in the news each day and how these conversations shape our young boys as they transition to adulthood. We talk about everyday fears parents have for their sons’ safety and what they tell their sons to ensure that they get home safely.
Raising Black Girls 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 women. Our panelists come from varied backgrounds. Some were transracially placed as young children. All are distinguished professionals in their respective fields.
In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel of parents to discuss issues prevalent to Black girls. Many of the challenges faced by Black boys are very similar to those Black girls face but are not often discussed. We have an open and honest dialogue around the realities Black girls face and the added layers in parenting that come with raising a Black girl today. Panelists share the discussions they are having with their daughters, and the major concerns they face while raising her in today’s world. We tackle some very serious topics around safety and the emotional toll that the current state of the world has on Black girls.
In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel to address some of the important educational issues facing our children, such as inequities in the education system and test biases that exist today. In addition, systemic bias will be addressed, such as why Black boys are more likely than any other group to be placed in Special Education classes.
Panelists share their perspectives and discuss effective strategies parents can use to set their child up for success in school and what parents can do to ensure that teachers are setting appropriate expectations for their children.
Join Child Therapist Susan Stutzman, LCPC, RPT-S, as she helps adoptive parents and prospective adoptive parents understand the physical and developmental impacts of pre-natal substance exposure on children. She’ll offer practical intervention ideas and strategies that parents can use to help their children reach their maximum potential.
This policy brief outlines the reasons educators need to learn more about adoption issues, explains the negative consequences of a lack of knowledge, and proposes steps that teachers, schools, curriculum developers and institutions of higher education can make progress toward placing all children and families on a level playing field in the classroom and beyond.