(Whiting) Adoption and Permanency – Seven Core Issues

(Whiting) Adoption and Permanency – Seven Core Issues

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Date(s) - Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whiting Christian Church


Families built through foster, kinship care, and adoption represent bittersweet forms of family building as they incorporate the joys and pain of both loss and gain. All members of the adoption/permanency constellation — which include adopted persons, birth/first parents, permanent parents, and extended family — experience lifelong intergenerational losses and complexities. In this course, we will discuss how and when individuals are affected by both the positive and challenging issues of adoption and permanency. A parent’s understanding of the Seven Core Issues enables them to better address the complex challenges and feelings their child may experience throughout various stages of development.

The Seven Core Issues are:

  1. Loss
  2. Rejection
  3. Shame and Guilt
  4. Grief
  5. Identity
  6. Intimacy
  7. Mastery and Control

Learn more here.

Course Objectives:

To give caregivers, social workers, and teachers:

  • An understanding of how the losses in adoption and permanency create complexities that need to be addressed in order to achieve a healthy identity
  • Tools for navigating and supporting their children through the life cycle of adoption.

Instructor: Hector Villareal

This training has been approved for 3 hours of foster parent training credit. At this time, we are asking all in-person LSI training attendees to practice social distancing and wear a mask during the session. Prior to the in-person training, please review and sign this COVID-19 safety guidelines acknowledgement form and bring it with you to the training.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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