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Event Recap:

"Every Child Deserves a Family Act" Congressional Briefing

On March 11, 2010, SPSSI joined with Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA-13), APA, PFLAG, and the Family Equality Council, to cosponsor a briefing addressing discrimination in the placement of foster and adoptive children on the basis of parents’ sexual preference.  Among the featured speakers was SPSSI member Charlotte Patterson, from the University of Virginia, who provided an overview of over 30 years of LGBT research on parenting, adoption, and related outcomes for children. 

View Charlotte Patterson's presentation materials

Watch Rep. Pete Stark offer welcoming remarks
Watch SPSSI member Charlotte Patterson present a history of LGBT research

Watch the event's Q&A Session courtesy of Rep. Pete Stark's office

For more videos of presenters, please visit Rep. Pete Stark's YouTube Channel

Event photos:

Charlotte Patterson speaks to attendees about her research during the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" briefing.

More of Charlotte Patterson's Capitol Hill presentation.

Susan Dudley, Jutta Tobias, Charlotte Patterson, and Chris Woodside at the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" briefing.

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin