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Childhood Adversity

Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityPapers & Presentations

Co-sleeping, regressive parenting, and onset of punishment as predictors of child adjustment five years after international adoption

An empirical evaluation of controversial practices in popular adoption manuals Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe & Emily Helder Download full text article Abstract Co-sleeping, regressive parenting, and punishment the first year post-adoption were used to predict externalizing, internalizing, attachment disturbances and full-scale IQ at five years post-adoption…
January 16, 2023
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityNeuropsychology & NeurosciencePapers & Presentations

Use of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) intervention to improve social skills and peer relationships among adolescent adoptees

Emily Helder, Tami Rigterink, Rachel Cush, Corey Mettler, and Lynnae Guffie Download Full Text Article pdf Abstract The present study evaluated the efficacy of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) among 45 adolescent adoptees who were struggling with peer relationships.…
January 10, 2023
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityTalks & Lectures

Using the PEERS Program with Adopted Adolescents: Growth in Friendship Skills An interdisciplinary team from the Calvin University Psychology and Social Work departments along with community clinicians have been running a program with adopted adolescents seeking to grow in their friendship-making skills. This presentation will describe the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational…
October 21, 2021
Adoption & Foster CareChildhood AdversityFaith IntegrationTalks & Lectures

Ensuring Holistic Inclusion for Adopted Students Professional Development for All Belong, Center for Inclusive Education. March 24, 2021 Students who are adopted may face unique, and sometimes unrecognized, barriers to inclusion and belongingness within educational settings. In this workshop we will discuss the narratives that are present around adoption, especially…
March 30, 2021