7 Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency

7 Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency

The Seven Core Issues of Adoption is the first conceptual framework of its kind to offer a unifying lens that is inclusive of all individuals touched by the adoption experience.” ~Sharon Kaplan Roszia & Allison Davis Maxon. There are 7 core issues in adoption...
Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss

Children don’t always have the words to express loss and grief, so instead they express their feelings through a variety of behaviours. These reactions could include include anger, sadness, hyperactivity, changes in appetite, hoarding food, inappropriate...
Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Grief and loss are linked to adoption in many ways. Both are considered to be CORE issues in adoption and permanency (see the Seven Core Issues section of resources for more information).. Grief can be exhibited through both emotional and behavioural acts. Elisabeth...
Boundaries & Keeping Families Safe

Boundaries & Keeping Families Safe

Boundaries are the “rules” that create safety and common understandings of accepted behaviour in our homes and families. In this article, we will look at what we mean by boundaries, examine some of our beliefs and assumptions about appropriate behaviour for children,...