DESPERATELY SEEKING ATTACHMENT: Healing Our Youth Through Relationship – How Trauma and Neglect Disrupt Attachment

Distinguished Speaker Allison Davis Maxon, LMFT will address the 10th Annual Children’s System of Care Conference for San Diego County on May 16, 2011. Maxon is Regional Executive Director for Kinship Center’s Orange County programs and an experienced clinician, educator and advocate specializing in adoption/permanence, attachment and trauma.

Maxon recently spoke at the prestigious Georgetown University National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care, outlining Kinship Center’s clinical competencies of permanency-focused, attachment-based mental health services for children who have experienced trauma, neglect and/or loss.

She is co-author and master trainer of Kinship Center’s signature ACT curriculum on permanency, which has become a model for professional education in the field, and the sought-after Pathways to Permanence curriculum for parents of children with trauma and loss. Maxon also created the “Ten Things Your Child needs Every Day” DVD, which provides tools that help  that help parents and caregivers strengthen their attachment relationship with their child.

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