CANCELED: 2020 Rudd Adoption Research Program Conference
FUTURE OF ADOPTION: Adopted Adults - Connections Across Generations
In light of the current circumstances surrounding travel restrictions and Coronavirus (COVID-19), we regret to inform you that our April 17th conference has been canceled. This decision was made keeping in mind that this situation is dynamic and rapidly changing but we must prioritize the health and well-being of our presenters, registrants and wider campus community.
All registrations for the conference will be automatically canceled, and full refunds will be issued without penalty or fees. You are not required to contact us to cancel your registration. Refunds will be issued in the method in which payment was received. Please understand that it will take some time for our event staff to process all the reimbursements and we are grateful for your patience. If you have already completed a registration, please check your email for further information about the cancellation.
April 17, 2020 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This year's conference topic will focus on the lifespan of adoptees with special consideration given to adult adoptees and their many connections across generations. The 2020 conference be marked with the many exciting signs of progress both with our program and within the world of adoption studies.
PROGRAM CHAIR - Dr. Hollee McGinnis
We are pleased to announce the creation of a new position for the conference planning committee. Dr. Hollee McGinnis, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the school of social work will serve in the inaugural role of Program Chair. Hollee’s work is based on her interest in adoption, children’s mental health and well-being, child welfare and alternative care systems. Her research broadly examines the social and cultural determinants of children’s mental health and well-being, with a specific focus on improving outcomes across the lifespan for children with histories of early childhood adversity.
Please enjoy our Past Conference Archive, which includes videos, PowerPoint presentations and much more. A number of the presentations from the conference were revised for inclusion in our special Rudd Publication Series on The Future of Adoption. Please visit The Future of Adoption Series to download for your use and broad distribution. We hope you will find them useful in your work.