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The annual Adoption Medicine Clinic (AMC) Symposium, Helping Children Thrive: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluating Children Adopted or in Foster Care, takes a multidisciplinary approach to assessing and caring for children who have been adopted internationally, domestically or are in foster/kinship care.

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AMC Symposium 2022

This was a 1-day educational conference for social workers, physicians, psychologists, behavioral therapists, occupational therapists and families to learn about AMC research, practices and advocacy. Through focused and collaborative sessions, attendees learned about the power of the AMC’s interdisciplinary team approach through a series of lectures, case studies and discussions. This year’s conference had a primary focus on school age children.

Importance of Medicine Specific to the Adoption & Foster Care Community

by Judith Eckerle, MD

AMC Symposium 2021

This year's symposium was intended for case managers, social workers, adoption and foster care parents or caregivers, medical professionals, and mental health professionals. The symposium was designed to provide more information on the AMC's multidisciplinary approach to helping children who face early adversity and trauma reach their full potential.

Helping New Foster and Adoptive Caregivers Learn About Their Child: Mental Health Evaluation

by Maria Kroupina, Ph.D.

Caring (and Caring) for Children who are Adopted or in Foster Care

by Kimara Gustafson, M.D., MPH & Megan Bresnahan, OTR/L



Dentistry & Oral Health: A Checklist for New Parents

by Jeff Karp, D.M.D, M.S.


The Adoption Medicine Clinic Symposium is made possible by the generous donations from the Dana Johnson Sociey and funding through the Department of Human Services.

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