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East London CPV Parent Group: Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) – 8 Week Group Sessions for Adoptive Parents of Children and Young People presenting Challenging, Destructive and Violent Behaviour

Price: £1320.00

Date: January 24, 2018

The 8 week group sessions will take place from 10.15am to 1.15pm on Wednesday mornings at Durning Hall, Forest Gate, London, E7 9AB on the following dates:

January 24 & 31
February 7, 21 & 28
March 7, 14 & 21

The group includes individual telephone sessions during the weeks of the group. A monthly ‘Follow-on Support Group’ will be available for 6 months after the group. So in total there are 40 hours of contact time per person.

To get the most out of the group, participants need to attend in full. For two parent families it is most beneficial to attend together where possible.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

West London CPV Parent Group: Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) – 8 Week Group Sessions for Adoptive Parents of Children and Young People presenting Challenging, Destructive and Violent Behaviour

Price: £1320.00

Date: January 25, 2018

The 8 week group sessions will take place from 10.15am to 1.15pm on Thursday mornings at Ealing Quaker Meeting House, 17 Woodville Road, Ealing, London W5 2SE on the following dates:

January 25
February 1, 8 & 22
March 1, 8, 15 & 22

The group includes individual telephone sessions during the weeks of the group. A monthly ‘Follow-on Support Group’ will be available for 6 months after the group. So in total there are 40 hours of contact time per person.

To get the most out of the group, participants need to attend in full. For two parent families it is most beneficial to attend together where possible.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Caring for a child (aged 4 - 12) who has been sexually abused - London

Price: £209.40

Date: January 26, 2018

Sexually abused child 1When we discover that the child we are adopting or caring for permanently has been sexually abused, all sorts of questions, thoughts and feelings come into our minds: how hurt is my little girl/boy? Does she/he carry that wound? Will she/he go on to abuse other children? And how can I cope with what has happened to her/him? Another question may be “am I alone?” This workshop provides a space to meet with others in a similar situation, share, and, perhaps find some answers to some of our questions.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Learning from disruptions - Leeds

Price: £169.20

Date: January 30, 2018

Each child placement is made with such hope, yet disruptions do happen. This workshop delivered by Joan Hunt, experienced social worker, trainer, parent and foster carer, will help clarify what the most recent research tells us about disruptions and how to minimise the impact. Delegates will learn how to improve assessments, matching and transitions to permanency as well as gaining insight into the part they can play in the prevention and management of disruptions. This is a MUST ATTEND workshop for all those working in permanency.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Learning from disruptions - London

Price: £169.20

Date: January 31, 2018

Each child placement is made with such hope, yet disruptions do happen. This workshop delivered by Joan Hunt, experienced social worker, trainer, parent and foster carer, will help clarify what the most recent research tells us about disruptions and how to minimise the impact. Delegates will learn how to improve assessments, matching and transitions to permanency as well as gaining insight into the part they can play in the prevention and management of disruptions. This is a MUST ATTEND workshop for all those working in permanency.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Understanding the child in difficulty - London

Price: £104.70

Date: February 7, 2018

Adopted and permanently placed children can often display distressing, confusing and difficult behavior. This workshop for parents, will look at how these children and young people need to be parented therapeutically.  Patsy Bolton, experienced counsellor, social worker and trainer will use experiential exercises and give new strategies to help get you back on track.  Patsy will explore proven relationship building techniques and also teach the value of looking after yourself in order to help the child in difficulty.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Let's take it from the top - improving sensory processing in children who have experienced neglect and abuse - Leeds

Price: £60.90

Date: February 21, 2018

Rhythm and resonanceTrauma has a neurodevelopmental impact on the developing brain which impacts on a child’s regulation and development. This workshop for parents and professionals, presented by Sarah Lloyd, a specialist Occupational therapist and Play therapist, will focus on sensory integration theory to explore children who are ‘out of sync with themselves’. It will use case examples to give participants ideas of things they can do to help children address some of their neurodevelopmental gaps.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Sensory processing and attachment intervention for neglected and abused children - London

Price: £199.80

Date: February 28, 2018

Children who have been abused and neglected have often missed out on all sorts of movement experiences. For example, small children may have spent long hours strapped in a buggy or left without food and stimulation. While this might seem unimportant relative to other things they have experienced, it can leave children without a foundation to develop social and emotional skills. Children who have experienced abuse and neglect are often more ‘dysregulated’ than their peers. This workshop for parents and professionals, with Karen Hazard, a Specialist Occupational Therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner will provide an understanding of how to help children address some of their neurodevelopmental gaps.  Karen will explain how the senses can impact on behaviour and give practical strategies that can that be used at home and school to help children tune into how they feel physically which in turn supports emotional health.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

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

Price: £169.20

Date: March 1, 2018

Bringing strangers together who have an intimate bond can be a difficult and emotional experience. Mike Hancock, expert in intermediary work, will deliver this 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.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The drama triangle - London

Price: £199.80

Date: March 7, 2018

The Drama Triangle is a type of family interaction that causes conflict and discomfort between the parents as well as between parent and child. Adopted and fostered children, who often have unprocessed trauma, can inadvertently elicit the drama triangle. Renee Marks, specialist child therapist, will explore and explain this area and will provide practical strategies to deal with high levels of conflict and discomfort in relationships. Delegates will be empowered to change the drama triangle in their families in order to enhance the quality of all the relationships. This is a MUST ATTEND training for parents and professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of how to practically support better family relationships.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The drama triangle - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: March 14, 2018

The Drama Triangle is a type of family interaction that causes conflict and discomfort between the parents as well as between parent and child. Adopted and fostered children, who often have unprocessed trauma, can inadvertently elicit the drama triangle. Renee Marks, specialist child therapist, will explore and explain this area and will provide practical strategies to deal with high levels of conflict and discomfort in relationships. Delegates will be empowered to change the drama triangle in their families in order to enhance the quality of all the relationships. This is a MUST ATTEND training for parents and professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of how to practically support better family relationships.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Reunion and beyond - Leeds

Price: £112.20

Date: March 21, 2018

This day for adopted adults, will provide a safe space to share your story and hear from others. Mike Hancock, adopted person and adoption support counsellor will facilitate the day. Mike will provide the opportunity to talk about the impact of adoption, the possibility of reunion and what it does to relationships especially with birth and adoptive families.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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