Hosted from the UK by Chrysalis Associates, ‘Adoption through a racialised lens‘ will run online from 9:30am to 5:30pm BST. Tickets costs £55 and a recording will be available to view for ticket holders for one month afterwards.
“Over the course of the day we will look at adoption and the intersection that race brings to the issues of children, starting first with an overview how privilege changes the lived experience of all children, then moving with our key note speakers from Adoptee Futures to focus more on the additional layer of adoption and how this impacts identity.
In the afternoon we have two well known DDP community members, Delroy Madden and Anthea Benjamin. Delroy will be talking about attachment styles in Black Caribbean and African cultures and the impact this has for working therapeutically with families of colour.
Finally, Anthea will end the day presenting her recently published work addressing cross cultural adoption, looking at identity for Black children when they grow up in families that do not represent their culture or heritage.
There will be a lot of opportunities for questions and the thought of refreshments and lunch will be conveyed virtually with lots of breaks.”
Jacqueline Lynch, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and Anthea Benjamin, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant, are both DDP Practitioners and Delroy Madden, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, is DDP Level One and Two trained.