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Intermediary and reunion work - current thinking and best practice - London

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Bringing strangers together who have an intimate bond can be a difficult and emotional experience. Mike Hancock, expert in intermediary work, will deliver this NEW training, helping professionals understand the psychology of reunion from all sides. Mike will explore best practice and current thinking through case studies - dealing with topics including shame and secrecy, trust and rejection as well as genetic sexual attraction and how to build relationships with the wider family.  This is a MUST ATTEND training for any professional involved with intermediary and reunion work.

How do we bring together strangers with an intimate bond? Parents, children and siblings who don't know each other. This training will examine best practice in this field, the contemporary legal situation-including around relatives of deceased adoptees, and the psychology of reunion from all sides. Case studies will look at shame and secrecy, building trust and rejection, arranging meetings, genetic sexual attraction and building relationships with the wider family

Who should attend

Social workers and other professionals working in adoption and permanencyTrainer

Mike Hancock is the Head of Adult Services for PAC-UK in the North of England and his team undertake hundreds of pieces of intermediary work every year. Having practiced this work himself he now gets brought the tricky cases

Benefits of attending

  • Learn best practice around intermediary and reunion work
  • Know the law and safe working
  • Understand the psychology of reunion from all sides

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Subscribing LAs - Professionals: £141

Non-subscribing LAs  - Professionals: £166.50

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Address:
Resource for London
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
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Date: June 14, 2017

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

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