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Health Tip: Parenting Adopted Teens


HealthDay News
Updated: Mar 18th 2019

(HealthDay News) -- Teenagers often struggle with questions of identity. For adopted teens, the struggle may be harder than it is for their non-adopted peers.

When dealing with questions of identity, the Children Welfare Information Gateway suggests:

  • Talk to your teen about his or her birth parents.
  • Develop a lifebook of personal history.
  • Connect the youth to cultural, ethnic and spiritual activities.
  • Provide opportunities to interact with other adopted persons.
  • Recognize similarities between you and your adopted children.



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Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, Clinical Services
 
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Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program
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Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services
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Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 
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Heidi Driscoll                      Director, South County Regional Prevention Coalition           hdriscoll@risas.org

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