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New Worlds of Adoption: Navigating the Teen Years

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.                     
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
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 8:00am
Student Union, UMass Amherst

General: $95
Students/ Seniors (65+): $45
Organization Group Rate 4ppl+(Conditions Apply): $70