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Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 1:00PM – 2:30PM EST
Extended Access Available Jul. 28 – Aug. 28, 2023
This presentation will explore the unique dynamics in parenting for Black Adoptive and Kinship Families. The Seven Core Issues in Adoption & Permanency are considered through an African American/Black lens. Tools and strategies for supporting Black adopted children and their families, including addressing racism when parenting, will be discussed.
Lynne has been a therapist, trainer and consultant for over 40 years. She has provided clinical services to children, adolescents and their families in the areas of community mental health, child welfare and adoptions, private practice and higher education. She has expertise in adoptions, permanency and trauma and is a lead trainer for the Seneca Center’s ACT training, a nationally recognized adoption and permanency curriculum for child welfare and mental health professionals. Lynne developed and coordinated the MSW Trainee and Intern Program at California State University Monterey Bay’s, Personal Growth and Counseling Center, where she trained and supervised MSW graduate students and post-master’s interns for 20 years. In addition, Lynne is Adjunct Faculty with CSU Monterey Bay’s Dept of Social Work, where she teaches trauma informed practice with children and adolescents. In addition to her clinical work Lynne has been involved in diversity and equity work as a trainer and facilitator for the past 30 years. She has conducted trainings to communities, agencies and schools focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and culturally competent clinical practice. Lynne contributed two chapters to Sharon Kaplan Roszia and Allison Davis Maxon’s book Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction. Lynne’s chapters focused on the Seven Core Issues and the African American Family and the Multi-Racial Family.