Juffer, Prof. F. (Femmie)

Position:
  • Professor of Adoption Studies


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3753
E-Mail: juffer@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Algemene en Gezinspedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B35
Personal Homepage: www.socialsciences.leidenuniv.nl/​educationandchildstudies/​childandfamilystudies/​organisation/​juffer.jsp


  • Professor of Adoption Studies (2000-present) at the Centre for Child and Family Studies
  • Cluster head Adoption and Foster Care in PEARL (Program for Emotion regulation and Attachment Research in Leiden), website child and family studies: adoption and foster care
  • Chair of the Centre for Child and Family Studies (2002-2009)
  • Staff member Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development 
  • Associate Professor Leiden University
  • Assistant Professor Leiden University (1993)
  • Post-doc NWO, Utrecht University (1993-1995)
  • PhD. Social and Behavioral Sciences, Utrecht University (1993)

    The Chair on Adoption Studies was established at Leiden University, Centre for Child and Family Studies, in 2000 by wereldkinderen The Hague. The inaugural speech took place at the 1st of February, 2002, entitled 'Adoptie, een optie voor kind en gezin?' ('Adoption, an option for child and family?').

Academic awards

  • Royal decoration of Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, 2010
  • Casimir Award, 2005 (Excellent teacher award Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University)
  • Piet Vroon Award, 2004 (Research for practice award, Leiden University) 

Teaching and training activities


Several courses for Bachelor, Master, and Research Master students, e.g., Prevention & Intervention, Adoption & Fostering.

Trainer and supervisor of the Leiden attachment-based program Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD). See: Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (Eds.) (2008). Promoting positive parenting: An attachment-based intervention. New York: Taylor & Francis. See website Vipp.

Main research interests

  • (International) adoption and foster care 
  • Early childhood intervention and attachment-based video-feedback intervention
  • Attachment and intervention in adoptive and foster families 
  • Parental sensitivity and sensitive parenting
  • Behavior problems in (early) childhood and adolescence
  • Meta-analysis
  • Child-rearing in institutions and orphanages 
  •  Longitudinal adoption studies from infancy to adulthood
  • Physical growth and stress
  • Social-emotional and cognitive development of adopted children/adopted adults 

Editorial and administrative activities

  • Guest editor special issue of Attachment & Human Development, together with Dr. Miriam Steele (2014)
  • Member Editorial Board of Adoption Quarterly (2005-)
  • Associate editor of Adoptietijdschrift (Dutch journal on adoption) (1998-2010)
  • Member Editorial Board of Mobiel, tijdschrift voor Pleegzorg (Dutch journal on foster care) (2008-), see website mobiel pleegzorg
  • Co-founder and advisor Adoption Research Center (ADOC) at Leiden University (2000-), see website ADOC
  • Chair ICAR3 (International Conference on Adoption Research), Leiden 2010
  • Chair Opleidingscommissie Pedagogische Wetenschappen (2008-)
  • Chair Ethiekcommissie Pedagogische Wetenschappen (2012-) (ethical committee)
  • Chair Raad van Advies Pedagogische Wetenschappen (2011-)
  • Member Toelatingscommissie Masteropleiding Pedagogische Wetenschappen (2010-)
  • Member Commissie Minorstelsel (2010-)
  • Member Expertisenetwerk Pleegzorg (national professional network for foster care) 
  • Member Better Care Network, commissie Adoptie (2011-2014)
  • Abassador Alliantie Kind in Gezin (national association to promote children’s placement in families and not in institutions, see website Alliantie
  • Member of the Board of the Nederlandse vereniging van pedagogen en onderwijskundigen (NVO)   professional association).  

Key publication in Dutch

Reviewer for international journals (selection)

Adoption Quarterly; American Journal of Orthopsychiatry; Archives of General Psychiatry; Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine; Attachment and Human Development; Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Development; Child Development Perspectives; Children and Youth Services Review; Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Developmental Psychology; Developmental Review; European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Infant Behavior and Development; Infant Mental Health Journal; International Journal of Behavioral Development; Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology; Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology; Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry; Journal of Family Psychology; Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology; Parenting: Science and Practice; Pediatrics; Personal Relationships; Social Development.

Key Publications

  • Beijersbergen, M.D., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2012). Remaining or becoming secure: Parental sensitive support predicts attachment continuity from infancy to adolescence in a longitudinal adoption study. Developmental Psychology, 48(5), 1277-1282.
  • Juffer, F.,  Palacios, J., LeMare, L., Sonuga-Barke, E., Tieman, W., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Vorria, P., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Verhulst, F. (2011). Development of adopted children with histories of early adversity. Monographs of the Society for Research of Child Development, 76(4), 31-61.
  • Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2007). Adoptees do not lack self-esteem: A meta-analysis of studies on self-esteem of transracial, international, and domestic adoptees. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 1067-1083. 
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2006). The Emmanuel Miller Memorial Lecture 2006. Adoption as intervention. Meta-analytic evidence for massive catch-up and plasticity in physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 1228-1245.
  • Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2005). Behavior problems and mental health referrals of international adoptees: A meta-analysis. JAMA - The Journal of the American Medical Association, 293, 2501-2515.

Selected publications

2014 

  • Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). Attachment-based interventions: Sensitive parenting is the key to positive parent-child relationships. In P. Holmes & S. Farnfield (Eds.), Attachment: The guidebook to attachment theory and interventions. London: Routledge. 
  • Riley-Behringer, M., Groza, V., Tieman, W., & Juffer, F. (in press). Race and bicultural socialization in the Netherlands, Norway and the United States in the adoptions of children from India. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
  • Roskam, I., Stievenart, M., Tessier, R., Muntean, A., Escobar, M.J., Santelices, M.P., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Pierrehumbert, B. (in press). Another way of thinking about ADHD: The predictive role of early attachment deprivation in adolescents’ level of symptoms. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
  • Schoenmaker, C., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2014). Does family matter? The well-being of children growing up in institutions, foster care and adoption. In A. Ben-Arieh, F. Casas, I. Frønes, & J. E. Korbin (Eds.), Handbook of child well-being: Theories, methods and policies in global perspective (pp. 2197-2228). Dordrecht, NL: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-9063-8_179.
  • Van der Voort, A., Linting, M., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Schoenmaker, C., & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (in press). The development of adolescents’ internalizing behavior: Longitudinal effects of maternal sensitivity and child inhibition. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 
2013       
  • Reinoso, M., Juffer, F., & Tieman, W. (2013). Children’s and parents’ thoughts and feelings about adoption, birth culture identity, and discrimination in families with internationally adopted children. Child & Family Social Work, 18, 264-274. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00841.x.
  • Van der Voort, A., Linting, M., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Delinquent and aggressive behaviors in early-adopted adolescents: Longitudinal predictions from child temperament and maternal sensitivity. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 439-446. Doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.12.008.  
2012
  • Beijersbergen, M.D., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2012). Remaining or becoming secure: Parental sensitive support predicts attachment continuity from infancy to adolescence in a longitudinal adoption study. Developmental Psychology, 48(5), 1277-1282. Doi: 10.1037/a0027442.
  • Juffer, F., & Tieman, W. (2012). Families with intercountry adopted children: Talking about adoption and birth culture. In Judith L. Gibbons & Karen Smith Rotabi (Eds.), Intercountry adoption: Policies, practices, and outcomes (pp. 211-220). Southampton, UK: Ashgate.
  • Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2012). Review of meta-analytical studies on the physical, emotional, and cognitive outcomes of intercountry adoptees. In Judith L. Gibbons & Karen Smith Rotabi (Eds.), Intercountry adoption: Policies, practices, and outcomes (pp.175-186). Southampton, UK: Ashgate.
  • McCall, R.B., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F., Groza, V.K., Groark, C.J., & The Leiden Conference on Children without Permanent Parents (2012). The development and care of institutionally-reared children. Child Development Perspectives, 6(2), 174-180. 
  • Van den Dries, L., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Alink, L.R.A. (2012). Infants' responsiveness, attachment, and indiscriminate friendliness after international adoption from institutions or foster care in China: Application of Emotional Availability Scales to adoptive families. Development & Psychopathology, 24, 49-64.
2011
  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Steele, H., Zeanah, C.H., Muhamedrahimov, R.J., Vorria, P., Dobrova-Krol, N.A., Steele, M., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F., & Gunnar, M. (2011). Attachment and emotional development in institutional care: Characteristics and catch-up. Monographs of the Society for Research of Child Development, 76(4), 62-91.
  • Juffer, F. (2011). Foreword. The many faces of international adoption: A gallery of experiences. In D.A. Hwa-Froehlich (Ed.), Supporting development in internationally adopted children (pp. xvii-xxii). Baltimore: Brookes Publishing
  • Juffer, F.,  Palacios, J., LeMare, L., Sonuga-Barke, E., Tieman, W., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Vorria, P., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Verhulst, F. (2011). Development of adopted children with histories of early adversity. Monographs of the Society for Research of Child Development, 76(4), 31-61.
  • Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Palacios, J. (2011). Recuperación de niños y niñas tras su adopción (Children’s recovery after adoption). Infancia y Aprendizaje, 34(1), 3-18.
  • McCall, R.B., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F., Groza, V.K., & Groark, C.J. (2011). Children without permanent parental care: Research, practice, and policy. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 76(4).
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Palacios, J., Sonuga-Barke, E.J.S., Gunnar, M.R., Vorria, P., McCall, R.B., LeMare. L., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Dobrova-Krol, N.A., & Juffer, F. (2011). Children in institutional care: Delayed development and resilience. Monographs of the Society for Research of Child Development, 76(4), 8-30.   
2010
  • Dobrova-Krol, N.A., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Juffer, F. (2010). Effects of perinatal HIV infection and early institutional rearing on physical and cognitive development of children in Ukraine. Child Development, 81(1), 237-251. 
  • Dobrova-Krol, N.A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2010). The importance of quality of care: Effects of perinatal HIV infection and early institutional rearing on preschoolers’ attachment and indiscriminate friendliness. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 52(12), 1368-1376.
  • Storsbergen, H.E., Juffer, F., Van Son, M.J.M., & ‘t Hart, H. (2010). Internationally adopted adults who did not suffer severe early deprivation: The role of appraisal of adoption. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(2), 191-197.
  • Van den Dries, L., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2010). Infants' physical and cognitive development after international adoption from foster care or institutions in China. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 31(2), 144-150.   
2009
  • Alink, L.R.A., Mesman, J., Van Zeijl, J., Stolk, M.N., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Koot, H.M. (2009). Maternal sensitivity moderates the relation between negative discipline and aggression in early childhood. Social Development, 18, 99-120.
  • Juffer, F. (2009). Pluridisciplinary aspects of adoption in Europe. In E. Bernacci, F. Brogi, I. Lammerant, F. Juffer, E. Moretti, R. Pregliasco, P. Selman, e. Urso, & A. Vernillo, International adoption in the European Union (pp. 175-182; 246-265). Report requested by The European Parliament's committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Brussels: European Parliament.
  • Juffer, F. (2009). Comparative analysis of European research on intercountry adoption. In E. Bernacchi, F. Brogi, I. Lammerant, F. Juffer, E. Moretti, R. Pregliasco, P. Selman, E. Urso, & A. Vernillo, International adoption in the European Union (pp. 183-189). Report requested by The European Parliament's committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Brussels: European Parliament.
  • Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn. M.H. (2009). Attachment-based intervention: Heading for evidenced-based ways to support families. ACAMH Occasional Papers NO.29, Attachment: Current Focus and Future Directions, 47-57. 
  • Juffer, F., & Tieman, W. (2009). Being adopted. Internationally adopted children's interest and feelings. International Social Work, 52(5), 635-647. 
  • Juffer, F. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2009). International adoption comes of age: Development of international adoptees from a longitudinal and meta-analytical perspective. In G.M. Wrobel & E. Neil (Eds.). International Advances in Adoption Research for Practice (pp. 169-192). London: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Kalinauskiene, L., Cekuoliene, D., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F., & Kusakovskaja, I. (2009). Supporting insensitive mothers: The Vilnius randomized control trial of video feedback intervention to promote maternal sensitivity and infant attachment. Child: Care, Health & Development, 35, 613-623.
  • Mesman, J., Stoel, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F., Koot, H.M., Alink, L.R.A. (2009). Predicting Growth Curves of Early Childhood Externalizing Problems: Differential Susceptibility of Choldren with Difficult Temperaments. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 625-636.
  • Van den Dries, L., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2009). Fostering security? A meta-analysis of attachment in adopted children. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 410-421.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Euser, E.M., Prinzie, P., Juffer, F., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2009). Elevated risk of child maltreatment in families with step-parents but not with adoptive parents. Child Maltreatment, 14(4), 369-375.
2008
  • Alink, L.R.A., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Mesman, J., Juffer, F. & Koot, H.M. (2008). Cortisol and externalizing behavior in children and adolescents: Mixed meta-analytic evidence for the inverse relation of basal cortisol and cortisol reactivity with externalizing behavior. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 427-450.
  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2008). Earlier is better: A meta-analysis of 70 years of intervention improving cognitive development in institutionalized children. Monographs of the Society for Research of Child Development, 73, 279-293
  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Mesman, J., Alink, L.R.A. & Juffer, F. (2008), Effects of an attachment-based intervention on daily cortisol moderated by dopamine receptor D4: A rondomized contol trial on 1- to 3-year-olds screened for externalizing behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 805-820.
  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Pijlman, F.T.A., Mesman, J. & Juffer, F. (2008). Differential susceptibility to intervention: Dopamine D4 Receptor Polymorphism (DRD4 VNTR) moderates effects on toddlers' externalizing behavior in a randomized control trial. Developmental Psychology, 44, 293-300.
  • Beijersbergen, M.D., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2008). Stress regulation in adolescents: Physiological reactivity during the Adult Attachment Interview and conflict interaction. Child Development, 79, 1707-1720
  • Bimmel, N.,  Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F., & De Geus, E.J.C. (2008). Problem behavior and heart rate reactivity in adopted adolescents: Longitudinal and concurrent relations. Journal for Research on Adolescence, 18, 201-214.
  • Dobrova-Krol, N.A., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Cyr, C. & Juffer, F. (2008). Physical growth delays and stress dysregulation in stunted and non-stunted Ukrainian institution-reared children. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 539-553.
  • Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (Eds.) (2008). Promoting positive parenting: An attachment-based intervention. New York: Taylor & Francis
  • Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2008). Supporting adoptive families with video-feedback intervention. In: F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & M.H. van IJzendoorn (Eds.), Promoting positive parenting: An attachment-based intervention (pp. 139-154). New York: Taylor&Francis.
  • Stolk, M.N., Mesman, J., Van Zeijl, J., Alink, L.R.A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F., & Koot, H.M. (2008). Early parenting intervention: Family risk and first-time parenting related to intervention effectiveness. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 17, 55-83.
  • Stolk, M.N., Mesman, J., Van Zeijl, J., Alink, L.R.A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F., & Koot, H.M. (2008). Early parenting intervention aimed at maternal sensitivity and discipline: a process evaluation. Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 780-797.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Luijk, M.P.C.M. & Juffer, F. (2008). IQ of children growing up in children's homes: A meta-analysis on IQ delays in orphanages. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 54, 341-366. 
2007 
  • Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2007). Adoptees do not lack self-esteem: A meta-analysis of studies on self-esteem of transracial, international, and domestic adoptees. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 1067-1083.
  • Van Londen, W.M., Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2007). Attachment, cognitive and motor development in adopted children: Short-term outcomes after international adoption. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 1259-1263.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F. (2007). Plasticity of growth in heigth, weight and head circumference: Meta-analytic evidence of masive catch-up after international adoption. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 28, 334-343.
  • Van Zeijl, J., Mesman, J., Stolk, M. N., Alink, L. R. A., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Juffer, F., Koot, H. M. (2007). Differential susceptibility to discipline: The moderating effect of child temperament on the association between maternal discipline and early childhood externalizing problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 626-636.
Before 2007
  • Alink, L.R.A., Mesman, J., Van Zeijl, J., Stolk, M.N., Juffer, F., Koot, H.M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2006). The early childhood aggression curve: Development of physical aggression in 10- to 50-month-old-children. Child Development, 77, 954-966. 
  • Jaffari-Bimmel, N., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Mooijaart, A. (2006). Social development from infancy to adolescence: Longitudinal and concurrent factors in an adoption sample. Developmental Psychology, 42, 1143-1153.
  • Juffer, F. (2006). Children's awareness of adoption and their problem behavior in families with 7-year-old internationally adopted children. Adoption Quarterly, 9 (2/3), 1-22.
  • Klein Velderman, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2006). Effects of attachment-based interventions on maternal sensitivity and infant attachment: Differential susceptibility of highly reactive infants. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 266-274.
  • Klein Velderman, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Mangelsdorf, S.C. & Zevalking, J. (2006). Preventing preschool externalizing behavior problems through videi-feedback intervention in infancy. Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 466-493. 
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2006). The Emmanuel Miller Memorial Lecture 2006. Adoption as intervention. Meta-analytic evidence for massive catch-up and plasticity in physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 1228-1245.
  • Van Zeijl, J., Mesman, J., Stolk, M.N., Alink, L.R.A., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F., & Koot, H.M. (2006). Terrible ones? Assessment of externalizing behaviors in infancy with the child behavior checklist. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 801-810.
  • Van Zeijl, J., Mesman, J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. Juffer, F., Stolk, M.N., Koot, H.M., & Alink, L.R.A. (2006). Attachment-based intervention for enhancing sensitive discipline in mothers of one- to three-year-old children at risk for externalizing behavior problems: A randomized controlled trail. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 994-1005. 
  • Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2005). The importance of parenting in the development of disorganized attachment: Evidence from a preventive intervention study in adoptive families. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46, 263-274.
  • Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2005). Behavior problems and mental health referrals of international adoptees: A meta-analysis. JAMA - The Journal of the American Medical Association, 293, 2501-2515.
  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. & Juffer, F. (2005). Disorganized infant attachment and preventive interventions: A review and meta-analysis. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26, 191-216.
  • Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2005). Enhancing children's socio-emotional development: A review of intervention studies. In: D.M. Teti (Ed.). Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science (pp. 213-232). Oxford: Blackwell. 
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H. & Juffer, F. (2005). Adoption is a succesful natural intervention enhancing adopted children's IQ and school performance. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 326-330.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F. & Klein Poelhuis, C.W. (2005). Adoption and cognitive development: A meta-analytic comparison of adopted and non-adopted children's IQ and school performance. Psychological Bulletin, 131, 301-316.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. & Juffer, F. (2005). Why less is more: From the Dodo bird verdict to evidence-based interventions on sensitivity and early attachments. In: L.J. Berlin, Y. Ziv, L. Amaya-Jackson & M.T. Greenberg (Eds.), Enhancing early attachments. Theory, research, intervention, and policy (pp. 297-312). New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Juffer, F., Stams, G.J.J.M., & van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2004). Adopted children's problem behavior is significantly relanted to their ego resiliency, ego control, and sociometric status. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45, 697-706.
  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2003). Less is more: Meta-analysis of sensitivity and attachment interventions in early childhood. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 195-215. ·         Bimmel, N., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2003). Problem behavior of internationally adopted adolescents: A review and meta-analysis. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 11, 64-77
  • Stams, G.J.J.M., Juffer, F., & van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2002). Maternal sensitivity, infant attachment, and temperament predict adjustment in middle childhood: The case of adopted children and their biologically unrelated parents. Developmental Psychology, 38, 806-821. 
  • Stams, G.J.J.M., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Hoksbergen, R.A.C. (2001). Attachment-based intervention in adoptive families in infancy and children's development at age seven: two follow-up studies. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 19, 159-180.
  • Stams, G.J.J.M., Juffer, F., Rispens, J., & Hoksbergen, R.A.C. (2000). The development and adjustment of 7-year old children adopted in infancy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 41, 1025-1037.
  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (1998). Interventions with video feedback and attachment discussions: Does type of maternal insecurity make a difference? Infant Mental Health Journal, 19, 202-219.
  • Juffer, F., Hoksbergen, R.A.C., Riksen-Walraven, J.M.A. & Kohnstamm, G.A. (1997). Early intervention in adoptive families: Supporting maternal sensitive responsiveness, infant-mother attachment, and infant competence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 1039-1050.
  • Juffer, F., & Rosenboom, L.G. (1997). Infant-mother attachment of internationally adopted children in the Netherlands. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 20, 93-107.
  • Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (1997). Intervention in transmission of insecure attachment: A case-study. Psychological Reports, 80, 531-543.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Juffer, F., & Duyvesteyn, M.G.C. (1995). Breaking the intergenerational cycle of insecure attachment - A review of the effects of attachment-based interventions on maternal sensitivity and infant security. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 36, 225-248. (Reprinted in M.E. Hertzig & E.A. Farber (1996), Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development (pp.157-183). New York: Brunner/Mazel.)

International presentations (selection)

* Juffer, F., Van den Dries, L., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Alink, L.R.A. (2013, August). International adoption from institutions or foster care in China: Infants’ attachment, responsiveness, and indiscriminate friendliness. Invited paper presented at the sixth International Attachment Conference (IAC), Pavia, Italy.
* Juffer, F., Beijersbergen, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013, July). Parental sensitivity is the key to attachment security and attachment continuity: A longitudinal adoption study. Paper presented at the fourth International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR4), Bilbao, Spain.
* Juffer, F. (2011, October). Attachment-based interventions and the development of Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting. Centro di Terapia dell’Adolescenza, Milan, Italy.
* Juffer, F., Van den Dries, L., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2010, July). International adoption from China: A short-term longitudinal study on adopted children’s physical and cognitive development. Paper presented at the World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Leipzig, Germany.
* Juffer, F., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2010, July). Attachment, adoptive parenting, and intervention. Keynote lecture presented at the third International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR3), Leiden, the Netherlands.
* Juffer, F. (2009, February). Family matters: Supporting adoptive families with an attachment-based intervention. Invited plenary address at the conference "New worlds of adoption: Growing up in complex families". Rudd Adoption Research Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.
* Juffer, F. (2009, May). Academic achievement and social outcomes of adoptees - A meta-perspective. Invited plenary lecture at the International Adoption Conference "International Adoptees: School Performance, Educational Attainment and Social Adjustment". Oslo, Norway.
* Juffer, F. (2008, April). Is adoption a successful intervention? Invited lecture at the Colloquia Psychologica - Seminario Internazionale. Catholic University of Milan, Italy.
* Juffer, F. (2008, April). Adoption in international research: Development and adjustment of international adoptees. Invited keynote lecture at the EurAdopt Conference "Scenarios and Challenges of Intercountry Adoption". Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy.
* Juffer, F. (2008, March). Attachment-Based Intervention. Invited lecture at the Emanuel Miller Lecture and Day Conference "Attachment: Current Focus and Future Directions". London, UK. ·        Juffer, F., (2008, February). Far from their birth country: How do they fare? International research on intercountry adoptees. Invited keynote lecture. Conference The Irish Study of Intercountry Adoption Outcomes. Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.
* Juffer, F. (2007, January). Interventions that work in promoting child attachment. Invited keynote lecture. One Day Institute 'Attachment relationships and mental health in infancy and beyond'. Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK.
* Juffer, F. (2006, January). Parenting matters: Adoption and early childhood interventions change children's lives. University of Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
* Juffer, F. (2006, July). International adoption comes of age: Development of international adoptees from a longitudinal and meta-analytic perspective. Invited keynote lecture. Norwick, UK, Second International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR-2).       
* Juffer, F. (2005, September). Adoption: A second chance. Invited lecture presented for Save the Children-Finland. Helsinki, Finland. ·        Juffer, F. (2004, April). Adoption: Chances for families. Invited lecture presented at the EurAdopt conference 'Adoption as a Lifelong Process'. Düsseldorf, Germany.
* Juffer, F. (2003, November). Attachment and intervention in the context of adoption. Invited lecture presented at the conference 'The second chance: Adoption and Attachment'. Fölasa, Sweden.
* Juffer, F. (2003, June). Parent-child relationships in early childhood: Sensitivity and attachment interventions. Invited lecture presented at the Grace Brody Institute, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, U.S.A.
* Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Stams, G.J.J.M. (2002, July). Prevention and adoption: How can we prevent insecure attachment? Paper presented at the conference of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
* Juffer, F. (2001, July). Preventive intervention in new adoptive families. Invited lecture presented at the international seminar 'Adoption now: A solution for looked-after children?', London, United Kingdom.

Selected Dutch publications

2014
* Juffer, F. & Van der Voort, A. (2014). Achterstanden en herstelkansen van adoptiekinderen. In P. Goudena, J. Janssens, & R. de Groot, Orthopedagogiek: State of the Art. Apeldoorn/Antwerpen: Uitgever Garant.  

2013
* Chamon, D. & Juffer, F. (2013). Adoptie in Nederland en Vlaanderen. In A. Nap, T. d’Hooghe, & J. Kremer (Red.), Handboek voortplantingsgeneeskunde, pp. 315-321. Utrecht: De Tijdstroom Uitgeverij.
* Juffer, F. (2013). Adoptiekinderen en pleegkinderen. In T. Doreleijers, F. Boer, J. Huisman, & E. de Haan (Red.), Leerboek psychiatrie kinderen en adolescenten, tweede, herziene druk (pp. 66-71). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom Uitgeverij.
* Juffer, F. (2013). Teveel overplaatsingen in pleegzorg. Gehechtheid moet grotere rol spelen bij beslissingen over pleegkinderen. Het Kind Eerst,jaargang 4, nummer 2, p. 12-14.
* Juffer, F. (2013). ‘Geen enkele reden voor een babyluik in Nederland’ Maria Herczog over babyluiken en babyhuizen. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, jaargang 40, nummer 1, p. 5-7.
* Juffer, F. (2013). Netwerkpleegzorg: Van riskant naar serieuze optie. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, jaargang 40, nummer 5, p. 11-12.
* Juffer, F. (2013). Voorrang voor gehechtheid binnen pleegzorg. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, jaargang 40, nummer 6. p. 22-23.
* Juffer, F. & Kronenberg, W. (2013). Als je vader je moeder heeft gedood. Omgang tussen pleegkinderen en de overblijvende ouder. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg,jaargang 40, nummer 4, p. 5-7.
* Juffer, F. & Tieman, W. (2013). Buitenlandse adoptiekinderen. In E. Oskam & E.M. van Lokven (Red.), Nederlands Leerboek Jeugdgezondheidszorg. Deel B Inhoud (7e herziene druk; pp. 448-459). Assen: Van Gorcum.  

2012
* Bentvelzen, I., Fikse, M., De Glopper, A., Juffer, F., Kaandorp, J., Krap, M., Ter Meulen, G., Plugge, N., Veerkamp, I., & Vinke, A. (2012). Ouders adoptiekinderen met special needs kunnen meer voorzieningen gebruiken. AdoptieMagazine, 15(4), 30-32.
* Juffer, F. (2012). Het einde van de kindertehuizen in zicht? Kind en Adolescent,33(3), 158-163.
* Juffer, F. (2012). Gehechtheid kan niet mee in de koffer. Tijdschrift voorFamilie en Jeugdrecht, 34(1), 21-24.
* Juffer, F. (2012). Gehechtheidsproblemen bij kinderen evidence-based benaderen. Tijdschrift voorFamilie en Jeugdrecht, 34(11), 294.
* Juffer, F. (2012). Levensboeken: spoorzoeken naar het verleden. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 39(1), p. 11-12.
* Juffer, F. (2012). Pleegzorg en adoptie: Levensboeken. Spoorzoeken naar het verleden. Ouders Online, gepubliceerd online op 5 maart 2012.
* Juffer, F. (2012). Zand erover? Douwe Draaisma over herinneringen en ons geheugen. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 39(1), p. 20-21.
* Juffer, F. (2012). Inlevingsvermogen en een lange adem. Pleegzorg voor kinderen met een beperking. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 39(4), p. 11-12.
* Juffer, F. & Tieman, W. (2012). Verbonden door adoptie. Opvoeding in adoptiegezinnen. In K. van Leeuwen en H. van Crombrugge (Red.), Gezinnen in soorten (pp. 154-171). Antwerpen-Apeldoorn: Uitgeverij Garant.  

2011
* Dekker, M., Vinke, A., Ter Meulen, G., & Juffer, F. (2011). Volwassen binnenlands geadopteerden functioneren goed. Adoptietijdschrift, 14(4), 22-23. 
* Juffer, F. (2011). Adoptie en pleegzorg. In N. Duits & J.A.C. Bartels (Red.), Jeugdpsychiatrie en recht. Wetgeving, zorgveld en praktijk (pp. 72-80). Assen: Van Gorcum.
* Juffer, F. (2011). Pleegzorg en adoptie: Voor het kind van een ander zorgen. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 38(2), 11-12.
* Juffer, F. (2011). Hulp bij onveilige gehechtheid adoptiekinderen. Adoptietijdschrift, 14(3), 30-32.
* Juffer, F. (2011). Goed omgaan met gehechtheid en lastig gedrag. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 38(5), 22-23.
* Van den Dries, L. & Juffer, F. (2011). Hechten aan nieuwe ouders. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 38(1), 24-25.
* Van den Dries, L. & Juffer, F. (2011). Een nieuwe start: Gehechtheid van adoptiekinderen. Wereldkinderen,37(1), 8-9.
* Vermeer, H. & Juffer, F. (2011). Een goed klimaat voor ontwikkeling. In: Baby aan boord. Van conceptie tot eerste verjaardag. Cahiers bio-wetenschappen en maatschappij, 30(3), 69-73.  

2010
* Juffer, F. (2010). Beslissingen over kinderen in problematische opvoedingssituaties. Inzichten uit gehechtheidsonderzoek. Research Memoranda, Nummer 6 / 2010, Jaargang 6.Raad voor de Rechtspraak. Den Haag: SDU uitgevers. 
* Juffer, F. (2010). De ontwikkeling van geadopteerde kinderen en de betekenis voor pleegzorg. In P. van den Bergh & T. Weterings (Red.), Pleegzorg in perspectief. Ontwikkelingen in theorie en praktijk (pp. 25-34). Assen: Van Gorcum.
* Juffer, F. (2010). Opvoeden door grootouders: natuurlijk?! Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 37(5), p. 11-12.
* Juffer, F. (2010). Misverstanden over gehechtheid van (pleeg)kinderen. Mobiel, tijdschrift voor pleegzorg, 37(6), p. 24-25.
* Juffer, F. & Van Tuyll, L.A.C. (2010). Adoptiekinderen. In G.A. Bakker (Red.), Kinderen en Adolescenten. Problemen en risicosituaties (deel 6). Gezin (pp. 127-147). Houten: Bohn Stafleu.
* Van den Dries, L., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, R., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. (2010). Onderzoek wijst uit: pleeggezin heeft voordelen vergeleken met tehuis in China. Adoptietijdschrift, 13 (3), 24-25.

(Before) 2009
* Juffer, F. (2009). Een toevallige kans op een beter leven. Charles Zeanah over het niet selecteren van kinderen. Adoptietijdschrift, 12(2), 20-21.
* Juffer, F. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2009). De onbetwistbare inhaalslag van adoptiekinderen. Kind en Adolescent, 30(1), 16-23.
* Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2008). Adoptie als interventie (II). Meta-analytische evidentie voor de opmerkelijke inhaalslag van adoptiekinderen en de plasticiteit van hun ontwikkeling. Kind en Adolescent, 29(1), 31-49.
* Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Juffer, F. (2008). Adoptie als interventie (I). Historische, ethologische en ethische achtergronden. Kind en Adolescent, 29(1), 17-30.
* Juffer, F. (2007). Een halve eeuw adoptie en pleegzorg. In G. Cardol & W. Theunissen (Red.), Het kind: bijzonder belangrijk (pp. 139-152). Amsterdam: uitgeverij SWP.
* Juffer, F., & Tieman, W. (2007). Investeren in de culturele achtergrond. China mag er zijn. Adoptietijdschrift, 10(4), 18-19.
* Tieman, W., Gast, R.H., & Juffer, F. (2007). Leids onderzoek: Hoe verging het de kinderen uit India? Wereldkinderen, 33(6), 20-21.
* Van Geest, S. & Juffer, F. (2007). Van tehuis naar thuis: achterstand en inhaalgroei na adoptie. Adoptietijdschrift, 10(3), 18-19.
* Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2008). Herstelkansen van adoptiekinderen. Tijdschrift van de Belgische Kinderarts - Journal du Pédiatre Belge, 10(1), 48-52.
* Kalsbeek, N.A., De Groot, G.R., Juffer, F., Van der Linden, A.P., Punselie, E.C.C., Steendijk, E., Willems, A.W.M., Lenters, H., Van Slooten-Benders, M.H.J., & Verleg, H.A.T. (2008). Rapport interlandelijke adoptie. "Alles van waarde is weerloos". Den Haag: Ministerie van Justitie.
* Juffer, F. (2007). Adoptie van een ouder kind: mythes en werkelijkheid. Wereldkinderen, 33 (2), 4-6
* Kalsbeek, N.A., De Groot, G.R., Juffer, F., Van der Linden, A.P., Punselie, E.C.C., Steendijk, E., Willems, A.W.M. (2007). Rapport Lesbisch Ouderschap. Den Haag: Ministerie van Justitie.
* Van Londen, M., & Juffer, F. (2007). Gaan gehechtheidsproblemen en ontwikkelingsachterstanden samen? Adoptietijdschrift, 10 (1), 16-17.
* Waanders, L., & Juffer, F. (2007). Adoptie door alleenstaanden. Adoptietijdschrift, 10 (2), 18-19.
* Van Geest, S. & Juffer, F. (2007). Van kindertehuis naar adoptiegezin: een stage-onderzoek. Wereldkinderen, 33 (4), 10-11.
* Juffer, F. (2006, vierde druk). Adoptiekinderen. Opvoeding en gehechtheid in het gezin. Amsterdam: Boom.
* Juffer, F. (2006). Adoptiekinderen en pleegkinderen. In T. Doreleijers, F. Boer, J. Huisman, R. Vermeiren, & E. de Haan, Leerboek Psychiatrie Kinderen en adolescenten (pp. 67-71 en 78-79). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom Uitgeverij. 
* Juffer, F. (2006). De pleegzorg is het kind van de rekening. Meer juridische zekerheid gewenst. 0/25 Vaktijdschrift over jeugdwelzijn, jeugdzorg, jeugdbeleid, 10,28-30.
* Juffer, F. (2005). Adoptie: een pedagogische interventie? In M.H. van IJzendoorn & H. de Frankrijker, Pedagogiek in beeld (pp. 173-188) (tweede, herziene druk). Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum.
* Juffer, F. (2005). Internationale adoptie: 'Ieder kind verdient een thuis'. Pedagogiek, wetenschappelijk forum voor opvoeding, onderwijs en vorming, 25, 78-81. 
* Juffer, F. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2005). Internationaal geadopteerde kinderen groeien voorspoedig op. Perspectief, informatie- en opinieblad voor de jeugdbescherming, 13 (4), 21-22.
* Juffer, F. (2004). Hoe is het om geadopteerd te zijn? Een onderzoek naar zevenjarige adoptiekinderen. Wereldkinderen, 30 (2), 16-17.
* Juffer, F. (2004). Gehechtheid bij tehuiskinderen. Resultaten van onderzoek in Metera. Adoptietijdschrift, 7 (1), 16-17. Herdrukt in Ta Pedia, Nieuwsbrief voor Grieks geadopteerden, nr. 19 (juni 2004), p. 6-8.
* Juffer, F., & Stams, G.J.J.M. (2003). Zevenjarige buitenlandse adoptiekinderen: probleemgedrag, cognitieve en sociale ontwikkeling. Tijdschrift Jeugdgezondheidszorg, (1), 6-11.  

International presentations (selection)

  • Juffer, F., Beijersbergen, M.D., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2008, July 15). A secure base in adolescence? Attachment and family interaction in adopted adolescents. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Sociaty for the Study of Behavioural Development, Würzburg, Germany.
  • Juffer, F. & Tieman, W. (2008, July 14). Adopted girls from China: Psychological outcomes and experiences within and outside the family. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Sociaty for the Study of Behavioural Development, Würzburg, Germany.
  • Juffer, F., & Tieman, W. (2007, March 31). Internationally adopted girls from China: Child behavior problems and parents' investment in Chinese culture. Paper presented at the 2007 Biennial Meeting of the Sociaty for Research in Child Development, Boston, USA.
  • Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Klein Velderman, M., Stolk, M., Van Zeijl, J., et al. (2006, July 9). Attachment-based interventions in infancy: Promoting positive parenting with video feedback. Paper presented at the 10th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Paris, France.
  • Juffer, F., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2006, July 9). Myth or reality? The presumed better functioning of adopted children placed as infants. Poster presented at the 10th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Paris, France.
  • Juffer, F. (2005, September 9). Post-adoption services with video feedback: Evidence from research and practice in the Netherlands. Paper presented at the 1st Global Adoption Research Conference and 14th Nordic Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2004, August 23). A longitudinal study of adopted children: Early intervention in parent-child relationships. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), Berlin, Germany.
  • Juffer, F. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2004, July 13). Psychological adjustment of internationally adopted children. Social and cognitive development, and behavior problems. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Social and Behavioral Development, Ghent, Belgium.
 

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