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Conference 2010

New Worlds of Adoption Conference: Linking Research with Practice

April 7, 2010

Richard P. Barth, Ph.D. Dean, School of Social Work, University of Maryland and Donaldson Adoption Institute Senior Research Fellow

"Toward Evidence-informed Pre and Post Adoption Practice"

Speakers - Donaldson Adoption Institute Senior Research Fellows and Senior Staff:
* David Brodzinsky - "Preparing, Educating, and Supporting Adoptive Parents: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?"
* Devon Brooks
* Harold Grotevant
* Jeanne Howard - Putting the Pieces Together: Healing Through Lifebook Work 
* Dana Johnson - "Disclosing the Secrets of my Crystal Ball: Predicting the Future for an Adopted Child"
* Ruth McRoy - "Openness in Infant and Older Child Adoption: Translating Research Findings into Practice"
* Adam Pertman - "Beyond Culture Camp"
* Ellen Pinderhughes - Ethnic-Racial Socialization in International Transracial Adoptive Families: The Many Facets and Complexities 

Poster session: 17 posters highlighting current research and innovative programs

* University of Massachusetts Amherst
* Rudd Adoption Research Program
* Center for Research on Families
* Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
* College of Natural Sciences
* College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
* Donaldson Adoption Institute
* University of Maryland School of Social Work
* Boston College School of Social Work

All attendees received a CD-ROM containing speakers' powerpoint slides and poster session summaries. A limited number of copies remain available. E-mail with inquiries