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Monday, March 12, 2012. 1:00-2:00pm. Dr. Joy L. S. Hoffman. Shane Carlin. Danielle . Howard. Sarah . Wilcox-Elliott. Problem. 2 million Korean adoptees in the U.S.. (Korean American, Adoptee, Adoptive Family Network; www.kaanet.com). ID: 646994 Download Presentation

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Ethnic Identity Development for Korean Transracial Adoptees: Changing the Way We Understand Asian Identity

Monday, March 12, 2012

1:00-2:00pm

Dr. Joy L. S. Hoffman

Shane Carlin

Danielle

Howard

Sarah

Wilcox-Elliott

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Problem

2 million Korean adoptees in the U.S.

(Korean American, Adoptee, Adoptive Family Network; www.kaanet.com)

Current theory models ineffective

Unique developmental challenges

(

Brodzinsky

, Schechter, &

Henig

, 1992; Friedlander, 1999;

Tizard

& Phoenix, 1994

)

Minimal research on adult adoptees who have attended college

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Literature

Racial and ethnic identity developmentMonoracial

(Cross, 1971,1978;

Ferdman

& Gallegos, 2001; Helms, 1993,1995; Jackson, 2001; Kim, 2001)

Multiracial

(Renn, 2000, 2003; Wijeyesinghe, 2001)

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Literature

Ethnic identity development for transracial adoptees (Andujo

, 1988; Friedlander, 1999; Bush, 1995;

McRoy

,

Zurcher

, Lauderdale, & Anderson, 1982; Tizard & Phoenix, 1994)Loss, grief, and healing for adoptees (Brodzinsky, Schechter, &

Henig

, 1992;

Grotevant, Dunbar, Kohler, & Esau, 2000; Lifton, 1994; Stein & Hoopes, 1985)

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Research Questions

How do lived experiences affect ethnic identity development for transracial Korean adoptees?

What are the various life experiences that contribute to or limit positive ethnic identity development of transracial Korean American adoptees?

What are the common and shared experiences related to loss, grief, and healing for transracial Korean American adoptees?

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Research Design

Grounded theory

Individual face-to-face interviews with 12 transracial Korean adoptees

Follow-up phone interviews, member checks, and journals

Research journal

Open, axial, and selective coding to generate a theoretical model

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Central Phenomenon:

Exploring Identity

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Environmental Context

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Systems of Support

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Missing Pieces

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Healing

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Implications

Theory

Practice

Mattering

(Schlossberg, 1989)

Future Research

Adoptive parent perceptions

Other transracial adoptee populations

Influence of course curriculum

How support systems influence healing

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Panel Discussion

Shane Carlin

Danielle

Howard

Sarah

Wilcox-Elliott

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Brainstorm Session

What is already being done?

Idea sharing

Things to consider

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Thank you!

Joy Hoffman: jhoffman@whittier.edu

Danielle Howard: dhoward@miami.edu

Sarah Wilcox-Elliott: swe@virginia.edu

Shane Carlin: scarlin@illinois.edu

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.

Brodzinsky, D. M., Schechter, M. D., & Henig, R. M. (1992). Being adopted: The lifelong search for self. New York, NY: Anchor Books.

Bush, M. (1995).

Transracial adoption: Factors promoting racial identity and self esteem.

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Cross, W. E., Jr. (1971). Toward a psychology of Black liberation: The Negro-to-Black conversion

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Cross, W. E., Jr. (1978). The Thomas and Cross models of psychological

Nigrescence

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Black

Psychology, 5,

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, B. M., & Gallegos, P. I. (2001). Racial identity development and Latinos in the United States. In

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Friedlander, M. L. (1999). Ethnic identity development of internationally adopted children and

adolescents: Implications for family therapists.

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.Helms, J. E. (1993a). An overview of Black racial identity theory. In J. E. Helms (Ed.), Black and White racial identity: Theory, research and practice

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Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN). (n.d.). Our community

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, B. J. (1994).

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, R. G.,

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, K. A. (2000). Patterns of situational identity among biracial and multiracial college students.

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Wijeyesinghe

, C. (2001). Racial identity development in multiracial people: An

alternative paradigm

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