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The Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency Workbook for Children and Teens

A Trauma-Informed Resource
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Based on the pioneering Seven Core Issues model, this resource is an accessible and age-appropriate way to support children and teens who have experienced early adversity, to strengthen understanding and healing.

The Seven Core Issues are Loss, Rejection, Shame/Guilt, Grief, Identity, Intimacy and Mastery/Control. This resource combines two separate interactive workbooks - one for children developmentally aged 5-11, the other for children developmentally aged 12+. These can be filled in, photocopied or downloaded and provide a structured way for children and teens to explore their feelings and beliefs using exercises and activities.
An ideal accompaniment to the Seven Core Issues Workbook for Parents of Traumatized Children and Teens, this resource will be valued by all adults supporting children who have experienced early adversity.
  • Published: Aug 21 2023
  • Pages: 176
  • 276 x 216mm
  • ISBN: 9781839975769
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Press Reviews

  • Adam Pertman, president of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, author of “Adoption Nation”

    This unique, important workbook provides tools, knowledge and insights that every professional (and parent) should have to help children and teens overcome their challenges and enhance their lives. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
  • DeeDee Mascarenas, LMFT, Psychotherapist, Keynote Presenter, Trainer

    Essential in working with teens and children impacted by adoption or the foster care system. An invaluable resource in integrating their lived experience around attachment, loss and identity in practical and profoundly healing ways.
  • Mary M. McGowan, Executive Director

    With great sensitivity and expertise, Allison Davis Maxon guides children and teens through a series of therapeutic activities and exercises tailored to their unique emotional needs. This workbook is a self-guided tool that provides strategies to gently explore their trauma, allowing healing to regain a sense of control and self-esteem.
  • Sharon Kaplan Roszia M.S., coauthor of Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency and The Seven Core Issues Workbook for Parents of Traumatized Children and Teens

    Allison Davis Maxon has created a unique, strength-based, and culturally sensitive workbook to assist children and teens in examining their Seven Core Issues. It is the third publication about the Seven Core Issues meant to enlighten, empower, and offer a roadmap to healing. All children separated from their families of origin have a trauma, even if it occurs right after birth. Many children have additional traumas based on subsequent moves and losses. Most of these traumas occurred at a pre-verbal time in a child's life but are remembered in the body. They need to be teased out through the types of exercises this workbook offers. The workbook is a tool to empower children who have experienced foster care, adoption, and relative care. Often children and teens' voices have been unheard, leaving their parents and professionals without the true knowledge needed to address and heal childhood wounds or to respond to child and teens' concerns and questions. Through the use of the tools in the workbook, attachments are deepened, and healing can occur.