Families with Children from China New England

Adoptive Families and Schools

  • 24 Feb 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom

Adoptive Families and Schools: 

What Can Parents and Teachers do to Strengthen

Family-School Partnerships and Promote Inclusion

What do teachers know about adoption? How do they obtain and use that knowledge? How do they apply it in their classrooms?


These questions and more are explored by Dr. Abbie Goldberg, who, with Dr. Hal Grotevant, surveyed over 200 K-12 teachers across the United States during her term as Rudd Family Visiting Professor at UMass Amherst. Dr. Goldberg will discuss how the study’s findings can ultimately help parents and teachers work together more effectively to address the needs of adopted children in school. This live virtual presentation will be followed by Q&A.


Free and Open to the Public



Presented by UMass Amherst Rudd Adoption Research Program

Dr. Abbie E. Goldberg is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.Dr. Goldberg is an internationally recognized scholar, speaker, and consultant, who is regularly interviewed by media outlets including the New York TimesThe Atlantic, the Boston Globe, and New York Magazine. Her research examines diverse families, including LGBTQ-parent families and adoptive-parent families, as well as the experiences of marginalized groups such as trans youth. She is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed articles, over 25 book chapters, and four books.


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