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Resources

For more information and background of this study, please consider these links to the following web sites, presentations, articles and publications:

Newsletters

December 2011 Family Communications Project Newsletter [PDF]

Web Sites

Fertility Expert

Toward a Theory of Family Communication

Family Communication Patterns and Social Support in Families of Origin and Adult Children’s Subsequent Intimate Relationships

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Presentations

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., & Connor, J. J. (2015, March). Trouble for twins and their fathers in middle childhood: Twin-singleton differences in relationship quality.Paper presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Biannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., & Connor, J. J. (2014, November). Twin families: When parental control relates to positive child outcomes. Paper presentation at the 76th National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., Koh, B. D., Connor, J. J., Koerner, A. F., & Damario, M. (2013, October). Outcomes of ART Multiples and their Families: A Look at Middle Childhood.. Paper presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

Rueter, M. A., Connor, J. J., Pasch, L., Anderson, K. N., Koerner, A. F., & Damario, M (2013, October). Disclosure, Family Communication Context, and Child Outcomes after Infertility Treatment..Poster presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.

Anderson, K. N. & Rueter, M. A. (November, 2013). Acknowledging Differences: Do Adoptive Family Interactions Matter? Paper presentation at the 75th Annual National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., Koh, B. D., Connor, J. J., Koerner, A. F., & Damario, M. (October, 2013). Outcomes of ART Multiples and their Families: A Look at Middle Childhood. Paper presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA. [PDF]

Conner, J. J., Rueter, M. A., Pasch, L., Koerner, A. F., & Damario, M. (October, 2013). Couple satisfaction twelve years after conception via medical assistance. Paper presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA. [PPT]

Rueter, M. A., Connor, J. J., Pasch, L., Anderson, K. N., Koerner, A. F., & Damario, M. (October, 2013). Disclosure, family communication context, and child outcomes after infertility treatment. Paper presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA. [PPT]

Walkner-Spaan, A. J., & Rueter, M. A. (October, 2013). Dyadic Sex Differences in Adoptive and Nonadoptive Family Relationships during Emerging Adulthood. Paper presented at the Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Chicago, IL. [PPT]

Anderson, K. N., Rueter, M. A., Lee, R. M., & Kim, O. (July, 2013). Shared fate and adopted adolescent adjustment: Implications for acknowledging racial and ethnic difference. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Adoption Research, Bilbao, Spain. [PPT]

Rueter, M. A. (June, 2013). Adding family communication to the conversation. Workshop presentation for Revamping the Law & Policy of Reproductive Technologies: Children First?, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. [PPT]

Koh, B. D. & Rueter, M. A. (April, 2013). Associations among personality, family interactions, and adolescent externalizing in adoptive and nonadoptive families. Paper presented at the New Worlds in Adoption, Rudd Research Program Conference, Amherst, MA. [PDF]

Walkner-Spaan, A. J., & Rueter, M. A. (April, 2013). Adoption status and family relationships during the transition to young adulthood. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development meetings, Seattle, WA. [PDF]

Koh, B. D., Koerner, A. F., & Rueter, M. A. (March, 2012). Individual personality traits and communicative behavior in adoptive and non-adoptive families. Paper presented at the New Worlds in Adoption, Rudd Research Program Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. [PDF]

Koh, B. D., Koerner, A. F., & Rueter, M. A. (April, 2011). Communication that matters: How salient is adoption communicative openness to adjustment? Paper presented at the New Worlds in Adoption, Rudd Research Program Conference, Amherst, MA. [PDF]

Koh, B. & Rueter, M. A. (November, 2010) Contributions of Dyadic Traits and Conflict to Adopted Adolescent Externalizing. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations meetings, Minneapolis, MN. [PDF]

Rueter, M. A., Keyes, M. A., & Koerner, A. F. (April, 2009). Child conflict in adoptive and non-adoptive families: The role of family communication. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development meetings, Denver, CO. [PPT]

Samek, D.R., & Rueter, M.A. (2009, April). The association between sibling closeness perceptions, observed family communication patterns, and adoption status. Paper presentation at the meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Colorado. [PPT]

Rueter, M. A. (November, 2008). What do we really know about parent-child communication when children are not genetically related to their parents? Keynote speaker for the Child Development and Family Science Gertrude Weigum Hinsz Lecture Series. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. [PPT]

FCP Articles and Publications

Anderson, K. N., Koh, B. D., Connor, J. J., Koerner, A. F., Damario, M., & Rueter, M. A. (2014). Twins conceived using assisted reproduction: Parent mental health, family relationships, and child adjustment at middle childhood. . Human Reproduction, 29(10), 2247-2255.

Samek, D., Koh, B. D., & Rueter, M. A. (2013). Overview of Behavioral Genetics Research for Family Researchers. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5(3), 214-233.

Koh, B.D & Rueter, M.A. (2011). Contributions of parent–adolescent negative emotionality, adolescent conflict, and adoption status to adolescent externalizing behaviors. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 40(6), 825-836.

Samek, D.R. & Rueter, M.A. (2011). Associations between family communication patterns, sibling closeness and adoptive status. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 1015-1031.

Samek, D. R., & Rueter, M. A. (2011). Considerations of elder sibling closeness in predicting younger sibling substance use: Social learning versus social bonding explanations. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 931 - 941. doi:10.1037/a0025857

Rueter, M.A., Keyes, M.A., Iacono, W.G., McGue, M. (2009). Family interactions in adoptive compared to nonadoptive families. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(1), 58-66.

Rueter, M.A. & Koener, A.F. (2008). The effect of family communication patterns on adopted adolescent adjustmentJournal of Marriage and Family, 70, 715-727.

Sillars, A., Koerner, A. F., & Fitzpatrick, M. A. (2005). Communication and understanding in parent-adolescent relationshipsHuman Communication Research, 31, 103-128. [PDF]