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Conference 2012

New Worlds of Adoption: Navigating the Teen Years

March 30, 2012

KEYNOTE

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

POSTER PRESENTATION

Attendees learned about current adoption research projects and programs following lunch.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel and audience discussion of clinical and research Implications of the keynote address.
Chair: Sally Powers
Panelists: David Scherer, Susan Smith, John Sobraske and Ellen Pinderhughes.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SPONSORS

The conference was sponsored by the Rudd Adoption Research Program, Center for Research on Families, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Donaldson Adoption Institute, and Boston College School of Social Work.