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New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood
Event Date(s):
April 17, 2015 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
| 8:00am to 5:00pm
Campus Center Auditorium


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:  

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