In this episode, Jana and I talk about how issues of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) and anti-racism work show up in multiracial families that are formed through foster care and adoption. We specifically address a topic often left out of these conversations: siblings in adoptive families.
Jana Hunsley is an experimental psychologist, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), TBRI Practitioner, and advocate for foster and adoptive families. Jana received her doctorate in experimental psychology from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University where her research focused on understanding the needs of every member of adoptive and foster families and meeting their needs through developing interventions. Over the years, she has worked in various settings with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, including outpatient counseling, home visiting, residential treatment, institutional care, schools, child welfare, and juvenile detention. Jana’s passion for this work began as a teenager when her family adopted seven children internationally.
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