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Check out the below videos from our 2012 Adoption Conference, or watch all of our videos on YouTube.


"Post-Institutionalized Children Become Teenagers: Early Deprivation and the Developing Teen Brain" by Megan Gunnar, PhD

Keynote presentation by Megan Gunnar, PhD, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota; Director of Institute of Child Development. Given at UMass Amherst (Amherst, MA), March 30, 2012.

 

2012 Conference Keynote Panel Speaker 1

The panel was chaired by:
Sally Powers, EdD, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UMass Amherst.
David Scherer, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, UMass Amherst.
Susan Smith, LCSW, Program Director, Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute.
Ellen Pinderhughes, PhD, Professor of Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Tufts U.
John Sobraske, MA, adoption psychotherapist in private practice.

 

2012 Conference Keynote Panel Speakers 2 & 3

Susan Smith, LCSW, Program Director, Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute.
Ellen Pinderhughes, PhD, Professor of Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Tufts U.

 

2012 Conference Keynote Panel Speakers 4 & 5

Sally Powers, Ed.D. Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UMass Amherst and Director, Center for Research on Families.
John Sobraske, adoption psychotherapist in private practice.

 

"Adoption and the Internet: Untangling the Web"

A concurrent session presented by Mary Fournier, LCSW, Domestic Adoption Program Manager, Wide Horizons for Children, and Adam Pertman, Executive Director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, at the 2012 Rudd Adoption Conference at UMass Amherst, March 2012.

 

"Who Am I? Where Do I Belong?" by David Brodzinsky & Sally Popper

Dr. Sally Popper is a clinical psychologist and consultant, and Dr. David Brodzinsky is the Research and Project Director for the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. They presented their concurrent session on identity related issues for adopted teens at the Rudd Adoption conference held at UMass Amherst, March 30, 2012.

 

"Medical Perspectives on International Adoption" by Dana Johnson & Laurie Miller

Dr. Dana Johnson is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Laurie Miller is a Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.

 

"Adolescents and Identity" by Amanda Baden & Jeanne Howard

Dr. Amanda L. Baden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Dr. Jeanne Howard is a Professor at Illinois State University.