Keynote Title:"A New Model for Innovation and Best Practices to Maximize Prosperity among Adopted Children, Maltreated Children, and Their Families"
Dr. Philip Fisher, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon
Hadas Mandel, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University
Within the extensive and variegated research on welfare states and gender, the diversity among women is not commonly highlighted. In this lecture, Dr. Mandel will draw from the literature on welfare state policies, gender, and class in order to stress the importance of class distinction for understanding how welfare state policies affect the life chances of women.
A presentation of the current research on sleep and menopause health issues with discussion on the interactions between sleep, hot flashes and cognitive function in menopause.
Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience. Joining Dr. Masten will be three adult adoptees who are now in significant professional positions serving the adoption community: