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CRF supports interdisciplinary, scientific collaborations aimed at understanding the diversity, health and well-being of families while discovering solutions to the challenges family face.

CRF Co-Sponsored event: Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series

The UMass Amherst History Department's Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series and the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation Present: "PLUG IN!: Building Other Worlds Where We Are"


This year’s Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, "Another World Is Possible: Revolutionary Visions, Past and Present", hosted visionary scholars and organizers from across the U.S. and world, exploring how social movements have thought about – and worked towards – building other possible worlds. Hosted by the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation, this capstone event is a participatory forum to “plug in” and contribute to collective visions right here in western Massachusetts.

The Rudd Adoption Research Program at UMass Amherst is excited to announce the launch of a new Publication Series, The Future of Adoption!

Just as adoption practice and policy have changed substantially in recent decades, so will they surely continue to evolve into the future.  In April, 2018, the Rudd Program convened a conference on this topic, which generated considerable interest and discussion.  In order to make insights from the conference more widely available and extend the discussion to some additional topics, we have been working with a talented group of authors to develop a series of user-friendly papers for broad dissemination. Beginning in early March, and continuing every other Tuesday through May, The Rudd Adoption Research Program will release sets of thematically-related papers. Check out the Rudd Adoption Research Program website for pdf versions of the papers available to download at no cost. More information can be found here