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PAC-UK Friends Group presents: An evening of music and laughter with Simeon Wood

Price: £15.00

Date: September 30, 2016

Simeon Wood

Tickets are priced at just £15.00 each!

PAC-UK's Friends Group invites you to an evening of music and laughter with Simeon Wood at Yorkshire Dance on Friday 30 September 2016.

The Concert will be a wonderful blend of music from light classics, musicals, ballads & Celtic pieces interspersed with his infectious humour.

Simeon's musical creativity is central to what can be both poignant and just plain funny. He will take you on a journey playing several instruments and performing music from a wide variety of styles.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting a child affected by domestic abuse and violence - London

Price: £104.70

Date: October 4, 2016

Crying illtle asian girl with her fighting parents in the backgroundMany adopted and fostered children will have witnessed domestic abuse and violence in their early years.  This can have a  profound effect on children.  Gemma Ridge, a Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist will explain the different types of abuse and the harm and impact this can have on children.  Gemma will explore strategies and techniques to support parenting these children and understanding their experiences.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting with PACE - Leeds

Price: £169.20

Date: October 5, 2016

PACE for parentsEmpathy and playfulness, acceptance and curiosity are the cornerstones for helping nurture a closer relationship with your child: this approach to parenting is called PACE. This  workshop for parents, presented by Dr Kim Golding, co-author with Dan Hughes of ‘Creating Loving Attachments, Parenting with PACE to nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled’, is a must attend workshops for parents who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their child.

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Life story work – the child’s own story - London

Price: £104.70

Date: October 12, 2016

Life story work parentsChildren’s understanding of their lives and the lives of those closest to them is the key to accepting who they are and moving forward from past experiences.  Life Story work is the process of assimilating past events and recognising the impact these have on self-image, self-esteem and sense of self.  This training for parents and carers, with Professor Richard Rose, a world leading expert on Life Story work, will provide you with the skills and understanding to support your child in this process.  Richard will explain how to communicate with children, address sensitive and painful issues and turn trauma and loss to acceptance.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Assessment and decision making in sibling placement - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: October 19, 2016

Assessment in sibling placementsThe Care Planning task for children in sibling groups can be a complex and emotive task.  Joan Hunt, experienced social worker and trainer, provides this NEW workshop for professionals to enable them to assess siblings and make decisions about their future.  Joan will provide up to date research about the needs of siblings,  provides an awareness of the framework used to asses sibling relationships and provide delegates with the tool kit to make informed assessments.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Non Violent Resistance (NVR) - 9 Weekly Group Sessions

Free Event

Date: October 20, 2016

NVR9  weekly group sessions for parents and carers of children and young people presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour.

The sessions will take place on Thursday mornings starting at 10.15am and finishing at 12.45pm on:

October 20th
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
December 1st, 8th, 15th
January 12th

To get the most benefit you should attend each week and where possible together if you are a two-parent family.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Caring for a child who has been sexually abused - Leeds

Price: £97.20

Date: November 2, 2016

Sexually abused child 1Children who have been sexually abused need understanding and support.  This workshop, with Stuart Hannah, social worker and ACP registered child and adolescent psychotherapist, will provide a ‘safe space’ to talk, listen and learn about the emotional and psychological impact of  sexual abuse and exploitation.  Stuart will guide you through the effect sexual trauma can have on development and he will provide ideas of the positive contribution that families and professionals can make to help recovery from this abuse.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Calm and mindful parenting - London

Price: £104.70

Date: November 3, 2016

Calm and mindful parentingIn the busy modern world with all the pressure and stress of life, parenting can be challenging.  Mindfulness can give parents the tools to appreciate and savour the present moment and develop ways to enrich family life.  This NEW workshop for parents and carers, will teach the skills and techniques to respond to children and partners more mindfully in stressful times.  You will learn about the benefits this brings to your wellbeing and how this increases the happiness of the whole family.  Parents and carers will take away child friendly ideas and practical resources for introducing mindfulness to their family as well as learning to enhance communication in playful and creative ways.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Adoption: Living Life to the Full

Price: £186.00

Date: November 8, 2016

Lottery conferenceThere are more and more adoptive families now having the opportunity to live life to the full.  This exciting one and a half day conference, enabled by a collaboration between PAC-UK and the Big Lottery Grant, will explore the latest thinking into adoption support and how it is changing lives.  On day one, leading experts will be presenting the most recent research and developments.  On day two, delegates will hear about the practical support now available to families.  There will be an opportunity to hear from families who are living life to the full - and find out what helped and how they did it!  All delegates, both parents and professionals, will gain an insight into the work now being done to support adoptive families and take away renewed hope, ideas and practical tips.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Managing difficult behaviour - London

Price: £104.70

Date: November 16, 2016

Managing difficult behaviourWhen children display distressing, difficult and confusing behaviour it can be very hard to know how to parent them effectively.  Patsy Bolton, an experienced counsellor and senior social worker, will guide you through a range of techniques and exercises to help you respond to and manage difficult behaviour.  Patsy will explain how past loss, trauma and attachment issues continue to contribute to children's behaviour and discuss how the child's brain and emotions are affected by this.  Parents and carers will gain a range of new approaches and a better understanding of therapeutic parenting.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Managing difficult behaviour - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: November 17, 2016

Managing difficult behaviour

Caring for a child who has experienced abuse and trauma can pose many challenges for parents, particularly around behaviour. In this NEW workshop, Joan Hunt, experienced social worker and trainer, will look to unlock the world of the child and help paren’s understand their child’s behaviour.  Joan will provide skills and techniques for managing difficult behaviour and enhance the connectedness between children and their parents or carers.  This is a must attend workshop for parents wanting practical help and ideas in supporting their child.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Blocked parenting - London

Price: £97.20

Date: November 21, 2016

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It can be demanding caring for an adopted or permanently placed child or young person and parenting can become a chore and not pleasurable.  This is known as  ‘Blocked Parenting’.   This NEW workshop, with Lynne Davis, who is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Adolescent Therapeutic Counsellor, will provide an overview of blocked parenting. Lynne will identify when a parent may be at risk and provide practical skills to help parents recover and move forward. This workshop will be vital to any parent feeling exhausted, alone or unable to get back on track.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Facilitating and managing meaningful contact - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: November 22, 2016

B3K68P Father holding daughter at beachMost children who are adopted or fostered have some level of contact with their birth family, whether face to face or by letter – yet the psychological impact of this contact isn’t always considered.  This training for professionals, with Rachel Gillet, specialist adoption consultant, will explore what makes 'good contact'. Rachel is herself an adoptive parent who has maintained good relationship with both her child's birth and foster family. Rachel will explore the experience of the child and both the birth and adoptive family and look to provide advice as to how contact can be positive and meaningful.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Non violent resistance - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: November 29, 2016

NVR 1 dayChild to parent violence is finally being recognised as a real risk factor in permanent placements. It is both frightening and distressing and difficult to know where to turn to for help. Non violent resistance (NVR) is a method that helps parents learn how to deal with these violent behaviours in children. This workshop is highly recommended for all parents of permanence but particularly those whose children are violent.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Non violent resistance - London

Price: £104.70

Date: November 30, 2016

NVR 1 dayChild to parent violence is finally being recognised as a real risk factor in permanent placements. It is both frightening and distressing and difficult to know where to turn to for help. Non violent resistance (NVR) is a method that helps parents learn how to deal with these violent behaviours in children. This workshop is highly recommended for all parents of permanence but particularly those whose children are violent.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Facilitating and managing meaningful contact - London

Price: £169.20

Date: January 25, 2017

B3K68P Father holding daughter at beachMost children who are adopted or fostered have some level of contact with their birth family, whether face to face or by letter – yet the psychological impact of this contact isn’t always considered.  This training for professionals, with Louis Sydney, psychotherapist, author and specialist adoption consultant, will explore what makes ‘good’ contact.  Louis will provide a framework and model for assessing, evaluating and planning contact arrangements.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Life story work with troubled children and teenagers - London

Price: £169.00

Date: February 22, 2017

Life story work professionalsTherapeutic Life Story Work is deep reflective work with children and young people to enable them to accept who they are and move forward.  In this training for professionals, Professor Richard Rose, world leading expert on Life Story work, will offer his expertise and experience on helping children understand past events and the effect that people in their lives have had on their self-image, self-esteem and sense of self.  Richard will explain how to create life story books, interpret opportunities during the process and confront trauma and difficult behaviour.  All these skills are valuable to aid the recovery of a child from abuse, trauma and neglect.  This is a MUST ATTEND training for all professionals working with troubled children and teenagers.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Life story work with troubled children and teenagers - Leeds

Price: £169.00

Date: February 23, 2017

Life story work professionalsTherapeutic Life Story Work is deep reflective work with children and young people to enable them to accept who they are and move forward.  In this training for professionals, Professor Richard Rose, world leading expert on Life Story work, will offer his expertise and experience on helping children understand past events and the effect that people in their lives have had on their self-image, self-esteem and sense of self.  Richard will explain how to create life story books, interpret opportunities during the process and confront trauma and difficult behaviour.  All these skills are valuable to aid the recovery of a child from abuse, trauma and neglect.  This is a MUST ATTEND training for all professionals working with troubled children and teenagers.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Non violent resistance - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: February 28, 2017

NVR 1 dayChild to parent violence is finally being recognised as a real risk factor in permanent placements. It is both frightening and distressing and difficult to know where to turn to for help. Non violent resistance (NVR) is a method that helps parents learn how to deal with these violent behaviours in children. This workshop is highly recommended for all parents of permanence but particularly those whose children are violent.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Non violent resistance - London

Price: £97.20

Date: March 1, 2017

NVR 1 dayChild to parent violence is finally being recognised as a real risk factor in permanent placements. It is both frightening and distressing and difficult to know where to turn to for help. Non violent resistance (NVR) is a method that helps parents learn how to deal with these violent behaviours in children. This workshop is highly recommended for all parents of permanence but particularly those whose children are violent.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One (DDP) - Leeds

Price: £1179.00

Date: March 6, 2017

DDP 4 daysDyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) developed by Dan Hughes, is both a therapy and a framework for communicating with and helping families of children who have experienced early trauma. This 4 day Level One training presented by Dr Kim Golding, who was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes, is for professionals working with children and young people with trauma-attachment problems. Kim will explore the principles of DDP through discussion, hands on activities and experiential exercises. Attendees will gain the confidence to apply DDP principles to their work with children and families.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Living with an angry child - London

Price: £91.50

Date: March 14, 2017

Livint with an angry childLiving with an angry  child is exhausting and, at times, debilitating: so many of our adopted or fostered children are angry. Holly van Gulden has empathy and knowledge and combines all of this with good humour.  Put this seminar on your ‘must go’ calendar!

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Living with an angry child - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: March 15, 2017

Livint with an angry childLiving with an angry  child is exhausting and, at times, debilitating: so many of our adopted or fostered children are angry. Holly van Gulden has empathy and knowledge and combines all of this with good humour.  Put this seminar on your ‘must go’ calendar!

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting a child affected by domestic abuse and violence - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: March 22, 2017

Crying illtle asian girl with her fighting parents in the backgroundMany adopted and fostered children will have witnessed domestic abuse and violence in their early years.  This can have a  profound effect on children.  Gemma Ridge, a Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist will explain the different types of abuse and the harm and impact this can have on children.  Gemma will explore strategies and techniques to support parenting these children and understanding their experiences.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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