Skip to main content


Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing (Birmingham)

Thursday, November 7, 2019
8:00 am4:30 pm

Jefferson County DHR
2001 12th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35234

Families built through adoption, foster care, and kinship care have unique needs and challenges throughout each developmental phase of their family’s life cycle. The Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency provides a theoretical framework that allows for exploration, expression, and understanding of the lifelong challenges and emotions embedded within the adoption and permanency experience. This engaging workshop will empower professionals to provide adoptive, foster and kinship parents with tools to understand the additional developmental tasks of the children they are parenting while acknowledging their struggles related to parenting a child they did not birth.

Allison Davis Maxon, M.S., LMFT is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of child welfare and children’s mental health. Allison was the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family and is the co-author of Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction, Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2019.

8:00-9am: Check-In
9am-4:30pm: Training
Lunch on your own

5.5 NBCC & Social Work CEs are available for only $55 for pre-registered participants!
*Payment due prior to training date or cost is $75 for walk-ins

Note: There's no cost for foster parent CEs or DHR employees. County and State slots will been allotted for DHR staff.

CAS is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ABSWE (#0039).
Children's Aid Society of Alabama is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Children's Aid Society of Alabama is responsible solely for all aspects of the program.
(NBCC Provider #6459)

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at

2020 Highlights of Individuals & Families Served

© 2021 Children's Aid Society

Powered by Firespring