HCAF’s Webinars

October Webinar Sale!

Purchase an all-access pass to recordings of HCAF’s previous webinars for just $75 during the month of October.
Check out our previous webinar offerings, including interactive presentations from experts on racial identity, adoption, and more.

Sale starts October 1 and ends October 31, 2021.

PURCHASE ACCESS TO PREVIOUS WEBINARS HERE. 

Webinars for Parents

Adult Adoptee Panel: Navigating Life Transitions

When: Wednesday, October 13, 2021  7 pm – 8:15 pm MST
Where: Zoom
Cost: $30 per person or $75 total if you register for all three webinars in October 2021

Description: Please join us for a panel discussion focused on how parents can support their adopted children as they navigate different types of transitions as they grow. Our panelists will include adoptees from the Heritage Camps community, with our moderator, adult adoptee and therapist, Lauren Fishbein. Transitions from middle school to high school, high school to college, and other significant life changes often bring up complex emotions that are unique to adoptees. We’ll discuss what to anticipate, various types of support, and more. 

Facilitator Bio: Lauren Fishbein is a transracial, international adoptee from Temuco, Chile. She is a play therapist and family coach who spends her time working with and supporting adoptees and their families. Lauren comes from a holistic background and considers the entire picture instead of only looking just at the behavior. She is very excited to be moderating this on-line panel and can’t wait to see all your faces! 

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The Asian American Experience

When: Thursday, October 21, 2021  7 pm – 8:15 pm MST
Where: Zoom
Cost: $30 per person or $75 total if you register for all three webinars in October 2021

Description: With the recent spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, a lot of our Asian American community is feeling demoralized and unsafe. Although we have been here for generations, racism has reared its ugly head to target our community once again. This is not a new phenomenon, and will probably not be the last time we see it happen. Join this workshop to learn more about the history of Asian American discrimination, resources available to the Asian American community, and things we can do to make sure that we keep our community safe. 

Facilitator Bio: As the daughter of refugees, Joie Ha (she/her/hers) has always endeavored to do more good for more people. She has been an activist and organizer for minority communities in Colorado for over 10 years. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.A. in Development Practice with a focus on holistic methods of treating mental health for the Vietnamese refugee community in Denver. She has completed development work in Malaysia as a Community Development Officer in Kampung Sungai Suloh, and Cambodia as a researcher regarding how hip-hop can create fictive kin for youth enticed by the familial aspects of gangs. In the United States, Joie often engages in community projects with focus on anti-racist work, civic engagement, and the intersection of art and activism. She currently serves the AAPI community in multiple capacities including being the Chair for the Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission, and a board member for Colorado Asian Pacific United. Although Joie has not directly been involved with Heritage Camps herself, she has always wanted to volunteer. As a result, she is looking forward to sharing and learning with Chinese Heritage Camp this year.

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Mini-Book Club: What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021  7 pm – 8:15 pm MST
Where: Zoom
Cost: $30 per person or $75 total if you register for all three webinars in October 2021

Description: Join Melissa Guida-Richards–a transracial, transnational, and late-discovery adoptee–for an interactive discussion about her book, What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption. We’ll have a chance to discuss some of the original research, personal stories, and interviews with parents and adoptees included in Guida-Richards’ book. You will also learn about the impact and need for adoptee voices in the adoption community, and the role we all have in this community. Her book unpacks the mistakes you don’t even know you’re making and gives you the real-life tools to be the best parent you can be, to the child you love more than anything.

You can purchase Guida-Richards’ book here (or pre-order if purchasing prior to book release on October 5).

Presenter Bio: Melissa Guida-Richards is an author, adoptee, and advocate based in Pennsylvania. She was adopted in 1993 from Colombia to a family in the USA. Her work has appeared in The IndependentHuffington PostZoraElectricLit, and more. She has also been on podcasts such as NPR’s Code Switch, BBC Radio 4, The Adoption and Fostering Podcast, and Do the Work, and has appeared on panels such as We the Experts: Adoptee Speaker Series.

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