SPEAKING & TRAINING

Allison has over 20 years of experience speaking and training on a broad range of topics in the fields of children’s mental health, child welfare and trauma informed care. She is passionate about empowering professionals and parents with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to change, heal and thrive! She is available for keynote speaking, training and consulting.

Allison frequently presents at national, state and local mental health and child welfare conferences including the Child Welfare League of America https://www.cwla.org/, the American Adoption Congress https://www.americanadoptioncongress.org/, the North American Council on Adoptable Children https://www.nacac.org/, San Diego County Children’s System of Care Training Academy and the Georgetown University National Symposium on Children’s Mental Health Systems of Care

In 2017, Allison was honored with an ‘Angels in Adoption’ Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. To learn more about their advocacy on behalf of children in foster care and adoption please visit www.ccainstitute.org

 

Areas of specialization include: 

  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Child Development
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Systems of Care
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder
  • Family Attachment Therapy
  • Adoption Clinical Competence
  • Attachment Based Parenting
  • Parenting the Child of Loss & Trauma

  • Relational Trauma
  • Lifelong Issues in the Adoption Constellation
  • Parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Siblings in Care
  • Teens & Tweens in Adoption
  • Search and Reunion
  • Open Adoption
  • Transitional Aged Youth
  • Kinship Care

Allison has over 20 years of experience speaking and training on a broad range of topics in the fields of children’s mental health, child welfare and trauma informed care. She is available for keynote speaking, training and consulting.

Customized trainings upon request: send email request to allisonmaxon@cox.net 

Recent Presentations:

 

  • Seven Core Issues in Adopton & Permanency, North American Council on Adoptable Children, August 2018
  • What To Do With All That Anger: Theirs and Ours!, North American Council on Adoptable Children, August 2018
  • Joy & Sorrow in the Same Cup: Supporting Constellation Members Through Grief & Loss Issues, Aspiranet, June 2018
  • Parenting Children with Complex Trauma & Neglect, C.A.S.E. Webinar, March 2018
  • Understanding How Complex Trauma and Neglect DIsrupt Attachment, LA County Dept. Mental Health, Feb 2018
  • Embedding Adoption & Permanency Clinical Competence Across Communities, North American Council on Adoptable Children, July 2017
  • Lying, Stealing & Manipulating: What To Do About Challenging Behaviors, North American Council on Adoptable Children, July 2017
  • Desperately Seeking Attachment: Understanding How Trauma & Neglect Disrupt Attachment, Penny Lane Training Academy, April 2017
  • Innovative Partnerships to Achieve Permanency Clinical Competence, Child Welfare League of America Conference 2017
  • 10 Things Your Child Needs Every Day! The Spirit of Family Through Adoption, Orange County Social Services Association 2016
  • Where Attaching and Independence Collide: Parenting Teens and Tweens with Complex Trauma & Loss, San Diego Youth Services 2016
  • Lying, Stealing & Manipulating: What To Do About Challenging Behaviors, North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference 2016
  • Attachment, Trauma & Permanency, Seneca Family of Agencies 2016
  • The Art and Science of Attachment, San Diego Youth Services 2016
  • ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals (48/hrs) San Diego Child Welfare Services 2016
  • Core Issues for Kinship Caregivers, North American Council on Adoptable Children 2016
  • Making the Case for Post Adoption Support, Transitional Aged Youth: Where Attaching and Independence Collide, North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference 2015
  • Attachment, Trauma & Permanency, University Consortium for Children and Families 2015
  • 10 Things Kinship Caregivers Need, North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference 2015
  • Desperately Seeking Attachment: How Trauma & Neglect Disrupt Attachment, 2 pt webinar the Center for Adoption Support and Education 2015
  • Shifting the Mindset: A Strength-Based Approach to Adoption Competence and Relational Healing, American Adoption Congress Conference 2014
  • 10 Things Kinship Caregivers Need, North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference 2014
  • Learning a New Dance: the Dance of Permanence, Child Welfare League of America Conference 2013
  • If Not Now . . . When? A Model for Post-Permanency Support & Training, Child Welfare League of America Conference 2012
  • Becoming a Permanency Warrior, Orange County CASA Conference 2012
  • If Not Now . . . When? Building Your Adoption Competency, North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference 2012
  • Permanency: A Legal and Psychological Mandate for Youth in Foster Care, AdvoKids 2011
  • Desperately Seeking Attachment: How Trauma & Neglect Disrupt Attachment, Systems of Care Conference San Diego Children’s Mental Health 2011
  • Making the Case for Permanence, Lewis B. Smedes Conference, Los Angeles 2011
  • Shifting the Mindset: Mental Health Interventions for Permanency in Child Welfare, Georgetown National Systems of Care Conference 2010
  • ACT: An Adoption and Permanency Curriculum for Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals (48/hrs)
  • Pathways to Permanence: Parenting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma and Loss (21/hrs)

 

Get In Touch

To connect to Allison, call 949.939.9016 or email her at allisonmaxon@cox.net
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