Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children, Youth and Families

Annette M. Wilson, J.D.

Research Associate
Annette M. Wilson, J.D.


45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

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Phone: (207) 626-5285

Annette M. Wilson, J.D., is a research associate and curriculum developer at the USM Muskie School. She has extensive experience developing curriculum for specialized populations, including foster and adoptive parents and direct care workers. Annette has delivered training to a wide variety of audiences, including more than 2,000 foster and adoptive parents, children’s transportation providers, children’s mental health case managers, Guardians ad Litem, and child welfare caseworkers. Most recently, Annette has worked on Maine’s Direct Service Worker Training Program to provide technical assistance and “real-life” perspective, as well as developed curriculum for child welfare caseworkers in Colorado. Annette has served as a CASA volunteer and Guardian ad Litem in child protective cases in both Alaska and Maine and brings her personal experience as a foster and adoptive parent and advocate to her professional roles.   


  • FAMILYSHARE Video, 2011 (Producer)


  • Working with Military Families: Special Considerations for Child Welfare Caseworkers (online training for Colorado Department of Human Services)
  • Kinship Issues in Foster Care and Adoption, 2010
  • Children’s Transportation Customer Service Training Curriculum, 2007
  • Resiliency in Foster Care: Can Our Kids Bounce Back?, 2005

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