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“New Worlds of Adoption: Navigating the Teen Years”

Event Archive Dates: 
Event Dates: 
March 30, 2012
Event Time: 
8:00 am- 5:30 pm
UMass Amherst - Student Union Ballroom

Keynote Speaker:

Regents Professor, University of Minnesota, Director of the Institute of Child Development. "Post-institutionalized Children Become Teenagers: Early Deprivation and the Developing Teen Brain"

Panel Discussion:

Panel and Audience Discussion of Clinical and Research Implications of Keynote Address. Panelists include: 

  • Ellen Pinderhughes
  • Sally Powers
  • David Scherer
  • Susan Smith
  • John Sobraske

Poster Presentations:

Attendees will learn about current adoption research projects and programs.                     

Concurrent Sessions:

Confirmed topics include:

  • Adolescents & Identity with Amanda Baden
  • Experiences of Adolescent Birth Mothers with Ruth McRoy
  • Medical Perspectives on International Adoption: Adolescent Growth, Health, andDevelopment with Dana Johnson and Laurie Miller
  • The Internet & Adoption: Reinventing the Wheel with Adam Pertman and Mary Fournier
  • Youth Speak: The Teen Years from the Inside Out with Kim Stevens and a panel of teens who have experienced adoption
  • Who Am I? Where Do I Belong? with David Brodzinsky and Sally Popper 

General: $95
Students/ Seniors (65+): $45
Organization Group Rate 4ppl+(Conditions Apply): $70 
*Prices increase by $35 after March 13th



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