Adoption in the Classroom: a crash course in adoption awareness

Adoption in the Classroom

a crash course in adoption awareness

As a therapist and parent, I have wished for more educators to understand some of the complexities of adoption to prevent unnecessary problems in the classroom and for students who may still be processing adoption triggers at school decades later.

This mini-course is my gift* to teachers and the adoption constellation in hopes of creating more supportive schools for everyone. While each individual and story are unique, this mini course provides the foundation to trauma-informed adoption competency for teachers, administrators, and parents communicating with teachers and administrators.

Content includes:

  • Problematic assignments
  • Talking about adoption in the classroom
  • Understanding adoptive parents
  • The impact of adoption and trauma
  • Tips for classroom success
  • Ways for educators to be an advocate for adoptees
  • Research, handouts, resources, and more

*Educators who need a discount code, please request it via email at [email protected]

Brooke Randolph, LMHC, LPCC-S

Brooke Randolph, LMHC, is founder and director of Counseling at The Green House, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her specialties are Adoption Therapy & developmental trauma, Brainspotting, and relationships. She is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant & Speciality Trainer, Coordinator of Brainspotting Indy, and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.

She is the author of The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Bullies (2016), The Loss Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Loss (2017), The Choice Book: A Workbook for Kids Making Choices (2019), a contributing author to Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues (2014), and the organizing editor of It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, & Open Adoption (2017). She has also authored adoption education materials for parents and therapists.

She was a founding member of MLJ Adoptions, Inc., where she served as the VP of Social Services for seven years. She was a Young Professionals Advisory Board member for The Villages, which is Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serving over 1,400 children and their families each day. She was also the Interim Vice President of PR, Outreach, and Communication for KidsFirst Adoption Services and the mental health expert contributor at a national diet and fitness column.

Brooke adopted an older child internationally as a single woman through a pilot program and works to maintain an open international adoption. Brooke is passionate about promoting excellence in therapy, family preservation, and openness in adoption. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North America on a variety of topics.