Rudd Adoption Research Program and Big Brothers, Big Sisters Partnership Featured
The Adoption Mentoring Partnership, a collaboration between the Rudd Adoption Research Program and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Hampshire County, was featured recently in The Massachusetts Daily Collegian.
The mentoring partnership program, which marks its second year this fall, pairs adopted children in the community with mentors who were also adopted. In doing so, it seeks to provide adopted children with adopted mentors who can help them better negotiate complex issues such as adoption, race, and ethnicity, and to also provide support networks for both the mentors and the parents, in a comprehensive, unified program structure.
The program is part of the Rudd Adoption Research Program, directed by Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, Dr. Harold Grotevant. The Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology is an endowed faculty position within the clinical division of the Department of Psychology.
You can find the article on The Daily Collegian website here.