As a follow up to C.A.S.E. CEO and co-author Debbie Riley’s signature book Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, written for clinicians and parents of teens, the C.A.S.E. Team has created this new companion workbook specifically for the teens themselves, featuring personal, heartfelt stories written by teen and young adult adoptees who graciously shared their feelings about their own adoption journeys.
Filled with engaging exercises, journaling pages and thought-provoking activities, this workbook offers teen adoptees, their parents and the clinicians who support them a valuable resource.
As a father by adoption and an adoption professional for over 33 years, I've learned that when people who were adopted speak, it's time to listen closely to what they have to share and learn from their real-life experiences. Beneath the Mask: For Teen Adoptees provides a diverse group of adoptees the opportunity to share their individual adoption story in their own words and from their own perspective in order to educate, encourage, and give others who were adopted (and their families) a better understanding of what it means and feels like to be adopted.
David Brodzinsky, PhD Professor Emeritus, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University