<p>Hearing children of deaf parents (C/Kodas) comprise a unique group that carries experiences as interpreters, protectors, and advocates. Kodas also have distinct experiences family dynamics and are bilingual and bicultural. Consequently, Kodas have complex identities and related identity development processes with few places to find support. There is a need for culturally sensitive and informed programs to create spaces for Kodas to process complexities and connect with others similar to them. This manuscript focuses on presenting an original research-informed support group program (<em>Kids of Deaf Adults: A Place to Belong</em>) for adolescent Kodas.</p>
Meghan L. Fox is now at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.
Correspondence regarding this article or a request for the program materials handbook should be addressed to Meghan L. Fox, VISN 2 University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Box PSYCH, Rochester, NY 14642, Email: Meghan_Fox@urmc.rochester.edu
Acknowledgements: I would like to acknowledge Valene Przybylo-Souky, NIC, BS, for her contributions reviewing this article. I would also like to acknowledge Dr. Scott Hyman and Dr. Shana Williams for their support, guidance, and feedback on this program when it was a doctoral project at Carlos Albizu University. I would also like to thank the Kodas, Codas, and deaf parents that I have had the privilege of meeting, knowing, and working with.