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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: £199.80

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.

Assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters - London

Price: £169.20

Date: April 25, 2018

Adopted children need ‘therapeutic parents’ and professionals need to know how to assess whether prospective parents ‘ have what it takes’. This training by experienced adoption counsellor and social worker Fiona Start, will focus on adult attachment and the implications for children they adopt. Delegates will gain confidence in assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters and improve their ability to evidence this assessment of emotional capacity.  This is a MUST attend workshop for professionals.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: April 27, 2018

Adopted children need ‘therapeutic parents’ and professionals need to know how to assess whether prospective parents ‘ have what it takes’. This training by experienced adoption counsellor and social worker Fiona Start, will focus on adult attachment and the implications for children they adopt. Delegates will gain confidence in assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters and improve their ability to evidence this assessment of emotional capacity.  This is a MUST attend workshop for professionals.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Building and sustaining resilience through active self-care - London

Price: £104.70

Date: June 21, 2018

Being a parent affects self-esteem and confidence, more so when raising children affected by loss and developmental trauma. This day is about building that resilience in yourself through active self-care. The effects will have a knock on effect on your children!

Providing therapeutic caring is contingent upon your wellbeing coming first. It's a necessity not an indulgence. For both parents and children, Patsy will cover how to enhance self-confidence, relieve stress and appreciate your existing strengths and skills - that you might have lost sight of!

She'll provide an awareness of blocked care in carers and blocked trust in children as well as the difficulties compounded by secondary traumatisation which many adoptive parents unknowingly experience

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Building and sustaining resilience through active self-care - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: June 28, 2018

Being a parent affects self-esteem and confidence, more so when raising children affected by loss and developmental trauma. This day is about building that resilience in yourself through active self-care. The effects will have a knock on effect on your children!

Providing therapeutic caring is contingent upon your wellbeing coming first. It's a necessity not an indulgence. For both parents and children, Patsy will cover how to enhance self-confidence, relieve stress and appreciate your existing strengths and skills - that you might have lost sight of!

She'll provide an awareness of blocked care in carers and blocked trust in children as well as the difficulties compounded by secondary traumatisation which many adoptive parents unknowingly experience.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

First family - working effectively with contemporary birth parents - London

Price: £199.80

Date: September 19, 2018

First FamilyWorking with contemporary birth parents who are angry and upset can be very challenging. This  workshop, led by Mike Hancock, an experienced contemporary birth parent worker looks at ways of engaging with the ‘First Family’ a child has. Mike will give practical advice through case studies; how to start the process with initial contact, ideas of where to meet, how to deal with birth parents loss and anger and their continuing to be a parent through to reunion. He will share the feedback and research he has done with birth parents and give new insight into successful engagement. This is a must attend workshop for those working with contemporary birth parents.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

First family - working effectively with contemporary birth parents - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: September 27, 2018

First FamilyWorking with contemporary birth parents who are angry and upset can be very challenging. This  workshop, led by Mike Hancock, an experienced contemporary birth parent worker looks at ways of engaging with the ‘First Family’ a child has. Mike will give practical advice through case studies; how to start the process with initial contact, ideas of where to meet, how to deal with birth parents loss and anger and their continuing to be a parent through to reunion. He will share the feedback and research he has done with birth parents and give new insight into successful engagement. This is a must attend workshop for those working with contemporary birth parents.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Caring for a child who has been sexually abused - Leeds

Price: £112.20

Date: October 8, 2018

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.

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