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Samantha L. Wilson PhD

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Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Pediatrics Psychology and Developmental Medicine
Program: Child Development

MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • International Adoption Clinic
  • Educational Expertise

  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Infant Mental Health
  • International Adoption
  • Community Partnerships

  • Waukesha Early Head Start
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, Certificate in Infant Mental Health
  • TIES Program for Adoptive Family Travel
  • Publications (19)

  • Relationships without Borders: Clinical Considerations for Search & Contact with First Families (Wilson SL, Kurtzahn SG) Adoption Quarterly 2023 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85163012048 01/01/2023    
  • Screening for adverse childhood experiences within paediatric patients in Rzeszów, Poland (Mejia CL, Telega G, Wilson SL, Nagorska M) Pediatria Polska 2018;93(4):306-311 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072194884 01/01/2018    
  • Consensus statement on best practices for refugee care in Wisconsin. (Sanders J, Chavez H, Cohen SM, Enright M, Flynn M, Frazer T, Hoormann K, Rader B, Ssempijja S, Wilson SL) BMC Proc 2017;11(Suppl 5):5 PMID: 28680474 PMCID: PMC5496018 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85020540069 07/07/2017       2 Citations
  • Adult adoptees’ attitudes regarding the potential use of genetic information to fill the gap in their family health history (Strong KA, May T, McCauley M, Pean Kirschner AL, Jeruzal J, Wilson SL, Zusevics KL, Knight C) Adoption and Fostering 1 July 2017;41(2):159-169 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85026748916 07/01/2017       13 Citations
  • International Adoption: Counseling and the Adoption Triad (Baden AL, Gibbons JL, Wilson SL, McGinnis H) Adoption Quarterly July 2013;16(3-4):218-237 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84888100094 07/01/2013       33 Citations
  • Exploring Birth Countries: The Mental Health Implications of Heritage Travel for Children/Adolescents Adopted Internationally (Wilson SL, Summerhill-Coleman L) Adoption Quarterly July 2013;16(3-4):262-278 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84888085649 07/01/2013       12 Citations
  • Follow-up of developmental attainment and behavioral adjustment for toddlers adopted internationally into the USA (Wilson SL, Weaver TL) International Social Work September 2009;52(5):679-684 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70349187339 09/01/2009       4 Citations
  • Understanding and promoting attachment. (Wilson SL) J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 2009 Aug;47(8):23-7 PMID: 19681518 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70350464251 08/18/2009       4 Citations
  • Foster parents as a critical link and resource in international adoptions from Guatemala (Gibbons JL, Wilson SL, Schnell AM) Adoption Quarterly April 2009;12(2):59-77 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70749093234 04/01/2009       12 Citations
  • Attending to relationships: Attachment formation within families of internationally adopted children (Wilson SL) Topics in Language Disorders January 2009;29(1):18-31 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-68549136712 01/01/2009       6 Citations
  • A preliminary study of the cognitive and motor skills acquisition of young international adoptees (Wilson SL, Weaver TL, Cradock MM, Kuebli JE) Children and Youth Services Review May 2008;30(5):585-596 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-41949139916 05/01/2008       14 Citations
  • Sex differences in adoption attitudes: The mediating effects of gender role attitudes (Gibbons JL, Rufener CA, Wilson SL) Adoption Quarterly 19 July 2006;9(2-3):105-119 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33746485615 07/19/2006       9 Citations
  • Gender attitudes mediate gender differences in attitudes toward adoption in Guatemala (Gibbons JL, Wilson SL, Rufener CA) Sex Roles January 2006;54(1-2):139-145 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33644514662 01/01/2006       16 Citations
  • Guatemalan perceptions of adoption (Wilson SL, Gibbons JL) International Social Work November 2005;48(6) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-28244487202 11/01/2005       10 Citations
  • Patterns of maternal behavior among neglectful families: implications for research and intervention. (Wilson SL, Kuebli JE, Hughes HM) Child Abuse Negl 2005 Sep;29(9):985-1001 PMID: 16165211 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-24944439886 09/17/2005       25 Citations
  • Review: Accounting for prematurity in developmental assessment and the use of age-adjusted scores. (Wilson SL, Cradock MM) J Pediatr Psychol 2004 Dec;29(8):641-9 PMID: 15491987 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-7244258772 10/20/2004       57 Citations
  • A current review of adoption research: Exploring individual differences in adjustment (Wilson SL) Children and Youth Services Review August 2004;26(8):687-696 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-4444220309 01/01/2004       25 Citations
  • Post-institutionalization: The effects of early deprivation on development of Romanian adoptees (Wilson SL) Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal December 2003;20(6):473-483 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-3543030499 12/01/2003       19 Citations
  • Attachment disorders: review and current status. (Wilson SL) J Psychol 2001 Jan;135(1):37-51 PMID: 11235838 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035228015 03/10/2001       29 Citations
  • Last update: 11/29/2023