UMass Psychology

Tentative Program


8:00

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Campus Center Auditorium (Level 1)- University of Massachusetts Amherst

9:00

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Campus Center Auditorium (Level 1)

9:15

KEYNOTE

"Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience"
Presenter: Dr. Ann Masten, University of Minnesota

10.30 BREAK

10:45

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panelists:

Astrid Castro (Dabbeni), Executive Director of Adoption Mosaic, Portland, OR

Judith Eckerle, M.D., Pediatrician and Director of the Adoption Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota

Nathan Ross, Project Coordinator for the Community Champions Network at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)

11:30

ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRESENTATION OF POSTER AWARD

11:45

LUNCH

12:15

POSTER SESSION, BOOK SALE

1:15

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout Session topics are listed below. Pre-registration will help determine when each session will be held on conference day, but your choice is not binding. Indicate your top 3 preferences in your conference registration. Read the presentations descriptions HERE. Read Presenters bio's HERE.

  • African American Adopted Children Launching Into Adulthood: Experiences in a Rural Faith-Based Community Setting | by Ruth McRoy & Kathleen Belanger
  • Are You Still My Family?: Policy and Practice Around Post-Adoption Sibling Visitation | by Dawn Post & Sarah McCarthy
  • Breaking Bread with the ENTIRE Adoption Constellation | by Astrid Castro (Dabbeni)
  • Early Adversity, Challenging Behaviors, and Learning Difficulties: What Can Your Friendly MD Do To Help? | by Judith Eckerle

  • Emerging Adulthood in Open Adoption | by Deborah Siegel
  • Emerging Adult Adopted Persons and Their Families: Counseling a Diverse and Underserved Group | by Susan Branco Alvarado & Joy Lieberthal Rho
  • Genetic Testing: What are the Risks, Potential Gains, and Continued Unknowns in the Context of Medical Decision Making for Adult Adoptees? | by Thomas May and Samantha Wilson
  • Navigating Access to Higher Education | by Chris Langelier & Katy Andres
  • Predictors of Adoptive Family Relationships During Emerging Adulthood | By Amy Walkner
  • Speak Out Team Development and Youth Advocacy | by Nathan Ross
  • Talking to Young Adults About Being Adopted | by Joyce Maguire Pavao
  • The Adoption Mentoring Partnership: Mentors Speak Out about Getting to College and What They've Learned as Mentors
  • The Role of Siblings in Adoptive Family Dynamics -- Adoption Communication, Adoptive Identity, and Developmental Outcomes. | by Rachel Farr
  • Transitioning from Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Experiences with Racial and Adoption Microaggressions | by Amanda Baden, Ellen Pinderhughes, Lauren Spinella & Andrew Kitchen

 

5:30

END


© 2008 University of Massachusetts Amherst, Site Policies.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Please wait...