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Empowering Adopted Children of Color in the Face of Racism and Discrimination

Child advocates and those who work in adoption say that in order to prepare children to handle racial trauma, adoptive parents must help them develop a strong sense of racial identity. Tony Hynes shares his experience with racial profiling and how his white adoptive mother’s response to an act of discrimination can serve as a model for other parents.

DREAM Deferred: The Psychological Repercussions of Uncertain Futures

The threat of deportation and family separation is a constant source of anxiety in immigrant communities, especially given the recent news that the Trump administration will begin phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving behind nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants.