Welcome to Right Turn!
Statewide support for Nebraska's adoptive families.
We are here to help and support families who have adopted a child or entered into a guardianship. This includes international, domestic, foster care and step-parent adoption. As a statewide service - located in 8 offices covering the entire state - we can help make a difference in the lives of parents and their children.
Our website provides ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting!
Preserving Cultural Connections for Transcultural and Transracial Families - Norfolk
with Christine Bowlby, LMHP, RPT, and Teri Wendel, CSW
Culture connects us to people who share in our values, beliefs and ideas. Often our culture determines how we process feelings, celebrate, eat, mourn, communicate and parent our children. Adoptive parents often build their families with children who are of a different race or ethnicity and who may share in or celebrate another culture. Intertwining a child’s culture and racial identity into their home is an essential step to creating a sense of belonging and positive self image. When children are able to see parts of themselves in their surroundings they can begin to feel like they belong. This training is in interactive training for parents who are parenting children of another culture or race. The training will focus on understanding the impact of race and culture as a tool to ensuring children feel a sense of belonging, challenges parents may have in understanding culture and incorporating a child’s culture into their home, and developing strategies to assist parents in overcoming these challenges.