Barker Annual Conference
Race & Identity
Development in Adoption
4 CAT 1 CEU available
Wednesday, August 10 from 12:00 PM (noon) – 4:30 PM ET
Presenter: Isaac Etter
This series is ideal for social work professionals seeking CEUs and parents seeking tools and resources to strengthen their families.
Barker is pleased to partner with Isaac Etter to bring you this exciting half-day conference! Our expert facilitator, Isaac Etter along with a panel of transracial adoptees will be helping participants gain a deeper understanding of some of the complexities of transracial adoption and explore ways to best support the racial identity, development, and mental health of adopted children/youth. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of transracial adoption and events such as the Indian adoption project.
Isaac will explore the connections between race, adoption, identity development, and mental health and will allow participants time to ask questions of himself and panelists. This engaging ½ day conference promises to fill your afternoon with lots of opportunities for growth, exploration, and learning.
About Our Trainer:
Isaac Etter is an activist and social entrepreneur. Isaac was transracially adopted at the age of two. He is the founder of Identity a startup focused on providing accessible, diverse, and ethical adoption and foster care education. Formerly, Isaac worked in adoption through his consulting firm Etter Consulting. At Etter Consulting, Isaac leads trainings for families and adoption agencies on transracial adoption. Isaac also co-founded an education and advocacy organization, SafeHouse Lancaster, where he was the co-executive director. SafeHouse Lancaster merged with YWCA Lancaster in July of 2021 and Isaac now is full-time at Identity. Isaac also serves on the board of directors for The Keystone Business Alliance and CHI St Joseph Children's Health. They are a frequent speaker in many different settings, including colleges, adoption agencies, and conferences.