Adoption influences and intensifies the normal developmental tasks adolescents must accomplish (e.g. separation from parents, identity formation, decisions relating to sexuality, etc.) Both at home and at school, struggles related to this extra layer of challenges can trigger mild and sometimes serious emotional/ behavioral issues for adopted teens from ALL adoptive backgrounds, especially those who are being raised by parents of a different race or culture. C.A.S.E. CEO Debbie Riley, award-winning expert on adolescent mental health and co-author of Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens will equip parents with the knowledge they need to understand and parent their teens through this complex journey.
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