Abbie Goldberg delivering the keynote address at the LGBT Research Symposium at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Goldberg has given numerous talks, including plenary and keynote addresses. She has also facilitated numerous workshops, including two- and three-day workshops. She has presented to a range of audiences, including school administrators, teachers, adoption agencies, clinicians, medical professionals, lawyers, and parents. 

Sample titles include:

  • Maybe Baby: Parenting Routes and Strategies for LGBTQ Prospective Parents

    Abbie Goldberg, giving a lecture on lesbian/gay parenting at Springfield Technical Community College

  • From Family Trees to Heritage Week: Supporting Adoptive Families in School
  • Beyond the Binary: Making Higher Education Work for Trans Students
  • From Two Daddies to Divorce: Supporting Same-Sex Couples in Separation
  • Moving Beyond “The Kids are All Right”: 20 Years of Research on LGBT Families
  • From Placement to Puberty: Lesbian and Gay Adoptive Families Over Time
  • “So You Want to Get a Divorce…”: LGBTQ Affirming Practice for Lawyers and Mediators
  •  Creating LGBTQ+ Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Adoptive Families and Schools: Developing Successful Partnerships

Comments from recent workshop and training participants include:

  • “Learning about [trans] students’ experiences was eye opening. . .the different vignettes helped to  give me ways to make my interactions more inclusive.”
  • “[I have] a new perspective on trans individuals. Moving forward [I will] be moreopen minded and accepting, find ways to be more supportive to this community on campus, be more mindful in terminology used, [and will] create safe spaces for the trans community [here].
  • “I found this extremely useful to me as a graduate student.  I identify as pert of the LBGTQ community and I learned a great deal.” 
  • “I really liked the topic of putting adoption competency training within schools and the great need to support our families.”
  • “At home it will help me navigate through my children’s education.  At work, it will help me advocate for families.”
  • “I really valued having a conversation about different age groups and inclusion, and what I can do when teaching.”
  • “Thank you for sharing ways to represent, respect, and include the families that make up our communities.”

Comments from recent talk attendees include:

  • Dr. Goldberg was warm and engaging, I really enjoyed the talk.”
  • “Abbie is a natural presenter and truly knows her stuff.”
  • “I loved her presentation style and her content.”
  • “So appreciative of this research – the intersection of adoption and teacher ed issues are so critical yet scant.”
  • “I found it very helpful to hear teacher’s experiences and suggestions. Plus the links to additional materials that Prof. Goldberg shared were great.”
  • “This information will help me to be a competent, adoption-informed therapist.”

For information about Dr. Goldberg’s domains of expertise, or to inquire about her availability and fee for a speaking event or workshop, please contact her.