How do white adoptive parents unwittingly pass on racially problematic messages to their children of color/non-white children? This workshop provides current and prospective adoptive parents with tools for how to avoid problematic patterns of speech that can be harmful to children of color. By the end of the session parents should be able to:
- Identify and avoid common patterns of speech that can send a negative message to their non-white children
- Engage in dialogue about racism in a more productive way that can help support children of color
Presenter: Nabina Liebow, PhD, is a transracial, international adoptee. She works at American University as the Director of the College of the Arts and Sciences Leadership and Ethical Development Program. Her academic research is focused on ethics and racism.