The Rudd Adoption research Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst presents:
"New Worlds of Adoption Conference: Launching into Adulthood"
Keynote presentation: "Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience" by Dr. Ann Masten, University of Minnesota
How do young people overcome adversity to succeed in life? This presentation will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood and the adaptive systems that protect human development and promote recovery in the aftermath of adverse childhood experiences. Adoption will be discussed in relation to both risk and resilience. Recent advances in resilience science and its applications in practice will be highlighted.