Event Description

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Barker's 2021 Teen Connections Event!
Sunday, November 14, from 10 AM to 2:30 PM 

(Register by November 5 to ensure the arrival of activities box in the mail)
 

A teen group to connect adoptees and explore the strengths of their identity

We invite your middle and high school children (6th to 12th grade) to join us for our Virtual Teen Connections Event, on Sunday, November 14, from 10 AM to 2:30 PM ET. Our adoption experts will provide a safe space for teens to explore adoption and identity-related questions, share their stories and experiences with one another. 

Register Now!

Explore Themes of Adoption Identity

A strengths-based approach to the identity of "adoptee." Through a mix of adult adoptee interviews, unique interpersonal activities, and virtual group discussion, teens will be encouraged to explore several facets of what adoptee identity often holds & how those challenges can be re-imagined and expressed as strengths. Teens will explore three common themes of adoption identity: perfectionism, attachment, and culture in a safe space facilitated by adoption experts. Our adoption experts will provide a safe space for teens to explore adoption and identity-related questions, share their stories and experiences with one another. 

 

Adoption Expert Facilitators

One of Barker’s most distinguishing assets is our well-trained and experienced professional and administrative staff. Learn more about some of our Post Adopt Staff and Contractors here.

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Missy Herendeen, LMSW/LGSW

Barker's Adoption Competent Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher

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Imani Mahdi, LMSW

Barker's Adoption Competent Therapist

 

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Kristen Reighard

Nationally Certified Counselor & Adult Transracial Adoptee

 

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Lilly Throne

Adult Transracial Adoptee

 

Learn More About Barker's 2021 Annual Conference Conference

Barker’s highly regarded annual adoption and foster care conference on Saturday, November 13, offers the opportunity for you to hear from some of the nation’s leading adoption experts and explore the nuances of adoption and the lifelong impact that adoption may have on an adoptee, their birth parents, and their adoptive parents. Learn more about the conference here.

Register For Barker's Annual Conference Now

Teen Connection Registration Fee and Date 

For Teen Connections, please register by November 5 to receive activity box via mail in time for the event

$95 per person (Parent must register in order to add teen registration)

Register Now!

Event Type: 
Special Events
Audience Type: 
Child or Teen Adoptee

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Time Zone: 
Eastern
Location/Venue: 
Online

Event Contact

Missy Herendeen, LMSW/LGSW
mherendeen@barkerfoundation.org
301-664-9664

Registration Information

Registration is required?: 
Yes
Registration is Open?: 
Yes
Fee: 
$95