FOR MARYLAND & VIRGINIA FAMILIES: High School Teen Adoptee Identity Group

FOR MARYLAND & VIRGINIA FAMILIES: High School Teen Adoptee Identity Group

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Date Feb 06, 2024
Time 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Calling all parents of teen adoptees in Maryland or the Northern region of Virginia*! Register your teen for the FREE virtual 6-week Teen Adoptee Identity Support Group.

Register Today!

Calling all parents of teen adoptees in Maryland OR the Northern region of Virginia*!

Register Now for the FREE virtual 6-week Teen Adoptee Identity Support Group, led by C.A.S.E. Adoption Competent Therapists Barbara Franck, LCSW-C, and Sarah Sullivan, MSW.

Adolescence is a tumultuous time; being adopted adds another layer of complexity. The Northern Post-Adoption Consortium (NPAC) and the post-adoption program in Maryland are pleased to offer a FREE 6-week group for high-school-aged teen adoptees in 9th – 12th grades who reside in Maryland or Northern region of Virginia* to focus on connecting with other adopted teens, promoting identification as an adoptee, providing a safe space to share feelings and thoughts about their adoption experience and supporting their exploration of identity.

The Teen Adoptee Identity Support Group will meet on Zoom on Tuesdays in February and March (February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5 & 12) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The group facilitators request that all youths enrolled commit to attending at least 5 of the 6 group meetings.

Registration is limited and will close Wednesday, January 10th, at midnight.

*The Virginia counties of Alexandria, Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Fredericksburg, Greene, Harrisonburg/Rockingham, King George, Loudoun, Louisa, Madison, Manassas City/Park, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren, & Winchester.

**For younger tweens and teens, please see our concurrent Middle School Teen & Tween Adoptee Identity Group, which will meet virtually on Mondays in February and March.


Barb Franck, LCSW-C, serves clients through teletherapy throughout the states of Virginia and Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Art History from Florida State University. She earned her Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Barb has over 20 years’ experience working with youth and families, both as an adoption-competent therapist and as the former Clinical Director of an agency providing wraparound services to families raising children with emotional and behavioral challenges. She has extensive experience in the field of adoption and specializes in issues of grief and loss, identity, diversity, and transracial adoption. Barb is an adoptive mother of two.

Sarah Sullivan just completed her MSW at Texas State University. She completed her foundation internship with Communities in Schools of Central Texas where she provided school-based interventions to elementary aged students. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Human Service Studies from Elon University in North Carolina. Sarah began her career as the Director of Community Outreach and Education for Family Abuse Services of Alamance County before transitioning to child welfare and adoption work in 2015. She worked with biological families towards reunification as a Conservatorship Caseworker and adoptive children and families as an Adoption Preparation Caseworker with Child Protective Services in Texas. Additionally, Sarah served as the Adoption Program Specialist where she managed the adoption and post adoption programs and policy for the state of Texas. During this time, Sarah worked collaboratively with C.A.S.E. to bring NTI to child welfare in Texas. It was this experience that brought Sarah to C.A.S.E. as a clinical intern. Sarah has two siblings who were adopted as infants.