What’s Adoption Got to Do With It? Talking to Children and Teens About Sexuality (4/22/21)


ASK-VIP Trainings are offered at no cost. 

April 22, 2021
7:00 pm Eastern

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Talking with children about sex can be one of the most challenging aspects of parenthood. This may generate additional anxiety in adoptive parents because adoption stories and sexuality are intertwined in complex, emotional ways for both adoptive parents and their children. In this training, participants will learn the information and guidance that children and teens need to develop the self-esteem and positive sexual identity.

After completing this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Learn how to communicate with teens who are often reluctant to communicate with them about adoption and/or sexuality
  • Better guide children and teens to make decisions that will ensure their physical health and safety

ASK-VIP trainings are expressly designed to meet the needs of foster and adoptive parents. Skilled trainers who have lived experiences with fostering and adoption provide these trainings in a virtual group setting. There is 2 hours of ongoing, elective foster parent training credit available for Kentucky’s foster parents.

Create an account or log-in to register for this training. A reliable internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, or computer with web camera is needed to participate. If there are two adults in the same household that want to participate in this training, each person must register separately. Foster parent training credit is administered based on the duration of the meeting and each attendee’s participation. Training credit is only available if you have not participated in this training within the past twelve months.
If you have any questions about this training or how to register, please email ask@uky.edu or call 859-257-7361.