We are social-emotional beings with an innate need to connect and form meaningful attachment relationships. Every interpersonal skill that is required for us to be successful in creating and sustaining these relationships, must be learned. Trauma, neglect and multiple disruptions in attachment relationships all have a negative impact on a child’s ability to learn this ‘dance of relationship.’
In this webinar, participants will:
• Learn how to respond effectively to the defensive strategies children develop to avoid the emotional intimacy required to form meaningful attachment relationships
• Learn how to both lead and facilitate the ‘dance of attachment’ to provide children with a ‘corrective relational experience’ that allows them to feel deeply connected, valued and loved
• Understand the key clinical constructs in relational trauma and its impact on child development
• Understand and learn how to address the impact of complex trauma on the newly formed adoptive family system
Join us LIVE on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
Extended Access will be available Sept 20 – Oct 19, 2018*
Available for Extended Access:
Desperately Seeking Attachment: Parenting Traumatized and Neglected Children: Part 1 is currently available for 30 days extended access.
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Allison Davis Maxon, LMFT is a clinician, educator and advocate specializing in adoption/permanency, attachment and trauma. She is passionate about creating systems of care that are permanency competent and strength-based. She has presented at the Georgetown University National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care Conference (2010) on Kinship Center’s clinical competencies in permanency and attachment-focused mental health services for children who have experienced trauma, neglect and/or loss. Most recently, Allison presented at the annual conference for the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), on topics relating to the unique challenges facing relative caregivers, as well as the challenges and opportunities for transitional age youth.
Allison is a contributing author and master trainer of ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals (48 hours), and a co-author and master trainer of Pathways to Permanence 2: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss (21 hours). Allison is also the creator and co-producer of “10 Things: Your Child Needs Every Day,” a video with tools to help parents and caregivers strengthen their attachment relationship with their child.
Allison is also the author of several articles, including The Dance of Permanence, Fostering Families Today, Sept/Oct 2011; Becoming Your Foster Child’s Emotional Tutor, The Foster Parenting Toolbox, 2012 EMK Press and Fostering Families Today, Jan/Feb 2007; and 10 Things Kinship Caregivers Need, Fostering Families Today, Jan/Feb 2013.