Meeting Archive:
Helping Children Understand Their Story

Meeting Description:

Children in foster care and adoption systems often have complex histories. Their stories can be difficult to hear as caregivers, and difficult to explain to them in developmentally appropriate ways, even when we understand they have a right to know the details of their history. This webinar will help you navigate the language to assist them in understanding the details of their story at various ages, compassionately support them in sharing their story with people they trust, and manage your own emotional needs when listening to a child share the difficult aspects of their story.

Date: Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM MST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Shelly Linenberger
 Presenter Information
Chaitra Wirta-Leiker
Speaker Photo

Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker is a licensed psychologist specializing in adoption, trauma and racial identity development. She provides services through a unique lens, combining clinical knowledge with her lived experiences as an international adoptee and adoptive parent. Dr. Wirta-Leiker offers counseling, play therapy, EMDR, evaluations and parent education through her private practice, Beyond Words Psychological Services. To learn more about the services and resources she provides to adoptive families, visit"