One of the first steps to parenting and caring for a child with loss/trauma is understanding your own Core Issues. The Seven Core Issues Workbook by Allison Davis Maxon and Sharon Kaplan Roszia, co-authors of Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency, provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to explore, identify and address their own issues as well as their child's through various experiential exercises and activities.
The Seven Core Issues outlined in the workbook include:
The Seven Core Issues model/conceptual framework has been taught to tens of thousands of professionals (social workers, therapists and agencies) who in turn use it with families/parents.
Allison Davis Maxon and Sharon Kaplan Roszia are both well known in the fields of child welfare and children’s mental health, specializing in attachment, trauma, and permanency/adoption. The Seven Core Issues Workbook contains their combined expertise and knowledge, bringing parents comprehensive activities that will assist them in gaining the tools needed to understand, parent, and meet the needs of their child.
While The Seven Core Issues Workbook is a perfect companion to Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency, the learnings, activities, and exercises found in the workbook can be used by all individuals looking to grow and heal themselves and their families.
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The Seven Core Issues Workbook by Allison Davis Maxon and Sharon Kaplan Roszia