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Training for Professionals

With Rachel Forbes, LCSW

As a Korean American adoptee, the multi-layered complexity within the transracial and transcultural adoption community has been both my lived experience and a professional passion. When discussing the adoption constellation, the mainstream narrative often highlights the gratitude and beauty, yet dismisses the hardships. While there are many joys and gifts in adoption, there are also wounds and burdens that need significant care. Additionally, as we are now more deeply understanding the importance of emotional presence, identity, and consequences of systems of oppression, it is important to continuously reflect on our practices and perspectives in order to continue to grow and shift in the most supportive ways possible.

I am a firm believer in the healing extension of giving to others that which we have needed ourselves. I offer both my lived experience and therapeutic knowledge in the form of professional trainings, which open conversations and identify ways to support adoptees and adoptive families in the transracial and transcultural adoption community.

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Past Training Events:

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June 18, 2021

Connecticut Council on Adoption: Continuing the Conversation - Supporting Black and Asian Transracial Adoptees with Mary Harris Miller (CEC’s available)

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