Listen to C.A.S.E. CEO Debbie Riley‘s most recent radio interview on 89.3FM, Conversations on Race, Adoption, and LGBTQ Parenting moderated by our own C.A.S.E. Training Specialist, Tony Hynes (interview starts at 34 minutes):
Listen to podcasts from experts in the field, and those with a story to tell.
Podcast: Inside Mental Health Podcast: Adoption and Mental Health Issues
Tune into the podcast called 5 Am Voice, described by host, Will Comparin as ‘a podcast where teenagers can come and express their opinions, perspective, and insights about more serious topics, adults think we don’t have’. Of particular note, are Will’s engaging and candid podcast episodes (released Feb 2 and 9th, 2021) ‘Seoul Searching’ and ‘Seoul Searching Part 2’ where he and several of his friends who, like him are also adopted from South Korea, offer a candid and nuanced reflection on their thoughts and feelings about adoption, as well as reflect upon their experiences during a group homeland trip to S. Korea (where they met!), explore their developing identities as it relates to being born in S. Korea, raised in the United States, and being a member of a transracial family. For teen adoptees exploring their own thoughts and feelings about their birth story, thoughts about reuniting with birth family in the future, and the unknown information and ambiguous losses related to international adoption, this is a must listen. For adoptive parents, or even adoption professionals, seeking a window into the possible thoughts and feelings of the adolescent adoptee, Will offers a revealing and candid expression of the complex experience of adoption.
NEW! Visit C.A.S.E.’s new blog for timely, thought-provoking articles for the adoption, kinship and foster care community.
C.A.S.E.’s Live Stream Monthly Webinar Series: Webinar Registration, Extended Access, Certificates of Attendance & CEUs Now All in One Place!
Visit our NEW webinar landing page to learn more! C.A.S.E.’s Strengthening Your Family live month webinar series offers a wealth of topics presented by our highly skilled clinical staff and well known guest speakers from the adoption and foster care community. FREE registration for the first 600 each month.
Have you watched the Story Time videos that we’ve been hosting on our Facebook page recently? Check out all archived videos and links to the wonderful picture books here.
Recommended! Anne with an E: Based on the popular book Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this Netflix series features a plucky orphan whose passions run deep and who finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother in the 1800’s. Praised by 13-year-old Maya, a teen adoptee and C.A.S.E. client, and her family members! Read their testimonials.
Recommended! Broken Places: PBS and Amazon Prime are featuring a documentary series that follows several individual families over time and addresses the impact of trauma on kids and families. “Broken Places” explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting childhood trauma victims that were profiled decades ago, PBS learned how their experiences shaped their lives as adults. Well worth the time and very well done from a trauma perspective and brain chemistry.
Select from our list of informative articles and fact sheets written by C.A.S.E.’s own trained, adoption-competent therapists as well as trusted 3rd party resources to help you navigate your adoption journey.
Don’t forget to visit our “Special Resources During COVID-19” page for more articles and resources!
Articles of Interest from External Sources
Fact Sheet No. 1: Children and Adoption
Fact Sheet No. 2: The School Age Years
Fact Sheet No. 3: Adolescents and Adoption
Fact Sheet No. 4: Talking with Children – Basics
Fact Sheet No. 5: Talking with Children – Difficult
Fact Sheet No. 6: Talking with Children – Teen Years
Fact Sheet No. 7: Adopted Children and Their Peers
Fact Sheet No. 8: Entitlement and Claiming
Fact Sheet No. 9: Adoption at School
Below is a list of websites that are tailored for the adoption and foster care community.
American Academy of Pediatrics Trauma Guide – Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma
Associates Home Loan Adoption Grant – NEW!
Resolve: The National Infertility Association
Families With Children from China
Families for Private Adoption
Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Latin American Parents Association
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway – Factsheets for Families Series
Adoptee-Birthparent Support Network
American Adoption Congress
Pact, An Adoption Alliance
Concerned United Birthparents
Adoption Today and Fostering Families Today
Donaldson Adoption Institute
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
FACES of Virginia
The National Resource on ADHD
National Council for Adoption
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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