Schedule of Training Sessions and Events


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March 2019

Adoption Assistance Program Presents:  PPSP/Clinical Training Series.  Topic:  Theraplay Part 2.  March 5, 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm. UConn Health, 195 Farmington Ave, Farmington.  RSVP by emailing Karen Annis,

UConn Health:  Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Presents:

Connecticut Council on Adoption Presents:

Adoptions From The Heart Presents: Understanding Prenatal Substance Exposures.  March 27, 2019; 6pm-8pm.  UConn Health Genome Sciences Building, 400 Farmington Ave, Farmington.  Workshop on the short and long term effects of drug and alcohol exposure on the newborn with Sharon Lavigne, M.A, licensed genetics counselor. Use of prescription medications and mental health conditions in birth parents will also be discussed. Event Cost: $25.  Contact Susan Myers at for more information.

April 2019

Center for Children’s Advocacy Presents:  Webinar with the new DCF Commissioner.  April 1, 2019; 1pm-3pm.  See web link to register.

May 2019

CT Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families Presents:

CT Association for Infant Mental Health Presents:

We are excited to announce the dates of the second Rudd Summer Adoption Research Institute (SARI), planned for May 19 – 24, 2019, on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This summer institute is for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s who are planning careers in adoption research. Topics will include data organization and management, longitudinal analysis, analyzing family and couple-level data, considering culture in adoption research, community engagement, and translation and dissemination of research findings. The methodological topics will be interspersed with discussions of adoption in global perspective, balancing the personal and professional, the history of adoption, research funding, and more. Space is limited; we are using the application process to make sure that each participant is a good fit for the goals of the institute. A cohort of 15- 20 graduate students and recent Ph.D.s will be selected to spend a week together with experienced adoption researchers to build expertise in some of the special methodological and statistical issues inherent in this field.