Parenting in Transracial Adoption
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An essential resource for transracially adoptive parents and the professionals who serve them, this book offers practical strategies for helping a transracially adopted child through the challenges he or she may face.

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Forty percent of all adopted children in America live in transracial families.

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Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: In Her Voice: Michelle Chapter 2: I Never Thought about Race Growing Up Chapter 3: Dealing with Race in the Extended Family and Community Chapter 4: Hair as a Metaphor: Entering into the Culture of Your Child Chapter 5: In His Voice: Kevin Chapter 6: Parenting between Cultures: Important Considerations for Parents Chapter 7: Parenting a Transracially Adopted Child with a History of Trauma Chapter 8: Adoption Communication within the Transracial Adoptive Family Chapter 9: In Her Voice: Angela Chapter 10: Conversations with Practitioners: What Adoption Professionals Want Parents to Consider Appendix: Resources for Further Information About the Authors and Contributors Index

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Jane Hoyt-Oliver, MSW, PhD, ACSW, is chair of the Department of Social Work and professor of social work at Malone University in Canton, OH. Hope Haslam Straughan, MSW, PhD, ACSW, is associate dean for social work, leadership, and policy and associate professor of social work at Wheelock College in Boston. Jayne E. Schooler, MBS, has worked for many years as an adoption worker and trainer, both nationally and internationally. She is the author or coauthor of six books related to adoption.

Jane Hoyt-Oliver, MSW, PhD, ACSW, is chair of the Department of Social Work and professor of social work at Malone University in Canton, OH. Hope Haslam Straughan, MSW, PhD, ACSW, is associate dean for social work, leadership, and policy and associate professor of social work at Wheelock College in Boston. Jayne E. Schooler, MBS, has worked for many years as an adoption worker and trainer, both nationally and internationally. She is the author or coauthor of six books related to adoption.

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This book offers insight and strategies for parents to help them prepare their children and their family for the world as it exists. Beyond parents, this book is an indispensable resource for professionals working with TRA families. This book will help clinicians working with TRA children or parents continue this important dialogue.
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"This book offers insight and strategies for parents to help them prepare their children and their family for the world as it exists. Beyond parents, this book is an indispensable resource for professionals working with TRA families. This book will help clinicians working with TRA children or parents continue this important dialogue." - PsycCRITIQUES

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