Steve Kalb is an Adult Adoptee from the Midwest. He received his MSW in 2009 and is currently pursuing his Ph. D. in Social Work and Social Research focusing on Adoptee community empowerment models. During his seven years at Holt, Steve has worked directly with hundreds of Adoptees through the Adoptee Camps and birth search counseling. He has seen the need for, and the benefit of, a strong Adoptee community; that experience guides his Adoptee advocacy work at Holt. “Communication: What Adoptees wish their Parents knew about being adopted ”
A Free, Informational Webinar
When: August 2nd, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: Join us online!
Hosted by: The Holt International Post Adoption Services Department
Presented by: Steve Kalb, LMSW, Director of Adoptee Services
A one hour webinar discussing the challenges Adoptees and Adoptive Parents have expressed when approaching "sensitive" issues around race and adoption.
What makes it so difficult to talk about adoption? Why do Adoptees only share certain aspects of their story at certain times and with certain people? This webinar will begin to unpack some of these complexities by examining:
Fears (Adoptee and Adoptive Parent) that prevent conversation
Common questions Adoptees and Adoptive Parents have for each other
Reasons why being different matters
Perceived differences between Adoptive Parent and Adoptee challenges
Common coping strategies and ways to improve communication
Please join us for this free, informational webinar. We look forward to seeing you online!
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