Book Signing and Presentation with:
Allison Davis Maxon, M.S., LMFT and Sharon Kaplan Roszia, M.S.
Experts in Foster Care and Adoption
Authors of Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$20 with reservation
$10 for CEU Certificate
$10 Additional for 2 Hours of Continuing Education Credit. Celia Center provides Adoption and Foster Care Education and SupportCelia Center Inc is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #121492. The target audience is the following: educators, teachers, health providers, licensed professionals in the community: LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, and/or LEP’s.
Coffee/Tea Snacks will be served.
Books available for purchase $39.95. Cash or checks – NO credit cards.
If you have seen the Paramount Pictures movie, Instant Family, written and directed by Sean Anders, then you are familiar with the types of challenges Maxon and Roszia address in their new book Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third-Party Reproduction (2019).
According to Seneca Orange County over 50,000 children in California are waiting for a safe home and loving family. Maxon and Roszia’s work illuminates the issues and offers tools to support people who chose to adopt and the youth/children who are adopted as they develop into a family and enter as a unit into a neighborhood, school system, religious and youth organizations, and the local community.
Based on a hugely successful US model, the Seven Core Issues in Adoption is the first conceptual framework of its kind to offer a unifying lens that was inclusive of all individuals touched by the adoption experience.
The Seven Core Issues are Loss, Rejection, Shame/Guilt, Grief, Identity, Intimacy, and Mastery/Control. The book expands the model to be inclusive of adoption and all forms of permanency: adoption, foster care, kinship care, donor insemination, and surrogacy. Attachment and trauma are integrated with the Seven Core Issues model to address and normalize the additional tasks individuals and families will encounter.
The book views the Seven Core Issues from a range of perspectives including multi-racial, LGBTQ, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, African-American, International, openness, search and reunion, and others. This essential guide introduces each Core Issue, its impact on individuals, offering techniques for growth and healing.
Sharon Kaplan Roszia M.S. entered the field of foster care and adoption in 1963 and has worked consistently in both public and private agencies as well as private practice, always focusing on child welfare issues. Along with her colleague, Deborah Silverstein L.C.S.W., she developed the Seven Core Issues in Adoption, which is referenced widely in the literature of social work and is the basis of a forty-eight-hour curriculum to train social workers and therapists on the Core Issues, trauma, and attachment. It has been taught for many years in California and is presently also taught in Canada and Texas. Sharon has lectured extensively all over the USA as well as Canada and Australia. She has written three books (The Open Adoption Experience and Cooperative Adoption and Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency), written chapters and forwards to books, written for several magazines in print and on-line, and has participated in the creation of many training videos. She appeared regularly on both local and national television shows over the years. Sharon lives what she does professionally as a foster parent, adoptive parent, a parent by birth and now, intergenerationally, with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Allison Davis Maxon, M.S., LMFT is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of child welfare and children’s mental health specializing in Attachment, Developmental Trauma, and Permanency/Adoption. She is the Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and was the foster care consultant for the Paramount Pictures movie Instant Family. Allison was honored in 2017 with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute ‘Angels in Adoption’ award 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 Publishing 2019.