How to Better Support Transracially Adopted Youth
How to Better Support Transracially Adopted Youth

Webinar on December 15, 4PM E.D.T.

A recent study found that many youth of color participating in UU congregations are transracially adopted, and that transracially adopted youth of color typically belong to UU congregations that are mostly white. Transracially adopted youth may have different issues or needs from white youth, or even other youth of color. The 2009 Mosaic Report, the Youth Ministry Working Group Reports and the Youth Ministry Advisory Committee (YMAC) all call for us to better support UU transracially adopted youth. Join Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings, UUA program associate for ministry to youth and young adults of color, for a free webinar on Transracially Adopted Youth Ministry to better understand the needs of transracially adopted youth and explore how you, as a religious professional, can address those needs.   -       Explore challenges that commonly appear in identity development for young people of color raised in principally white families and communities; -       Discuss the role of religious professionals in supporting an individual youth of color in their identity journey; -       Gain concrete approaches to provide a safe, caring, and informed space to nurture the identity journeys of young people off color in your congregation; -       Share questions, experiences, and insights; -       Find follow-up resources. The webinar is geared toward UU religious professionals, but registration is free and open to all. Please RSVP to Deborah Neisel-Sanders at youth [at] uua [dot] org or 617.948.4350. This webinar will also be recorded and made available at a later date.

About the Author

  • Deborah (she/her/hers) joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in 2009. She brings more than thirty years' experience providing administrative support to organizations large and small, both corporate and not-for-profit. Her breadth of non-profit experience...

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