Join AFHK (in person) to participate as a group in a virtual seminar from Washington, DC, USA, presented by C.A.S.E. (The Center for Adoption Support and Education):
Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, featuring Debbie Riley
Adoption influences and intensifies the normal developmental tasks adolescents must accomplish (e.g. separation from parents, identity formation, decisions relating to sexuality, etc.) Both at home and at school, struggles related to this extra layer of challenges can trigger mild and sometimes serious emotional/behavioral issues for adopted teens from ALL adoptive backgrounds, especially those who are being raised by parents of a different race or culture. C.A.S.E. CEO Debbie Riley, award-winning expert on adolescent mental health and co-author of Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens will equip parents with the knowledge they need to understand and parent their teens through this complex journey.
The Webinar will begin at 10:00 AM Hong Kong time and end at 11:30 AM. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY!
A thirty minute local discussion will follow so that we can place what we have heard into our Hong Kong context.
Cookies and light snacks will be served, and coffee and tea will be available for purchase BEFORE the Webinar begins. (Free parking is available on the lobby level of Bamboo Grove.)
We will have some educational and children's books available for sale at the Webinar.
About Debbie Riley
Debbie Riley, M.S. is the Executive Director of the Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. She received her master’s degree from the University of Maryland, Department of Family studies. She has been a practicing marriage and family therapist for twenty-three years, focusing on adolescent mental health, and treating teens in outpatient, inpatient, and community mental health settings. She is the co-founder of Operation Runaway - a unique public/private partnership between one of the country’s largest suburban police departments and a community psychiatric hospital. Since 1993, she has focused exclusively on the field of adoption, creating an innovative post-adoption family support center in the Washington metropolitan area. Services include a continuum of comprehensive adoption mental health services, education and support services for the adoption community. Ms. Riley is an accomplish presenter both locally and nationally on adoption issues and writes for various adoption-related publications.
About C.A.S.E. (USA):
The Center for Adoption Support and Education is a non-profit adoptive family support center. Since 1998, adoption-competent experts at C.A.S.E. have dedicated their work to ensuring the well-being of foster and adoptive children of all backgrounds. If you wish to add a donation to your order today, please click on the donations link above.
What the heck is a WEBINAR?!?
Put simply, a Webinar is a talk or seminar given remotely from one location to participants ("attendees", if you will) logged into a Webinar service provider. Depending on how the Webinar is set up and how much interaction is allowed, the participants may simply hear the presenter, hear her and see her slide presentation online, or even watch a live video. In some cases, questions must be submitted in advance; in others, questions can be typed into a live "chat" so that the presenter can answer them live during the Webinar, and still in others, participants can speak their questions over a live phone line.
We are fortunate to have access to the Club Lounge at Bamboo Grove, where the presentation will be projected onto a large screen and the sound quality should be first-rate as well.