Workshops for Adoptive Parents and other Permanent Carers

This page lists our workshops for adoptive parents, special guardians, long term foster carers and other permanent carers. Click on the course title or register tab to view detailed information. You can register via our electronic booking form and pay online. We are unable to take bookings or payments over the phone.

Please note that there are further seminars open to adoptive parents and other permanent carers, as well as to social workers and other professionals under Public Seminars.

If you would like to go onto a waiting list for an event that is fully booked please email training@pac-uk.org. You will be contacted if a place becomes available and be sent a notification email when we run the event again.

Once you have submitted your registration form you will be taken to a payments option page where you can either pay via debit/credit card for online payments or choose an offline payment option for purchase order payments and cheques. You can submit your registration form and pay via debit/credit card at a later date by clicking here.

Please note, for online payments your booking is not complete until payment is received. We strongly advise you to make payment at the time of submitting your registration form to avoid disappointment as the majority of our courses do sell out.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PAC-UK Training service user feedback

The parents thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it really helpful.Social worker

Brilliant and amazingly informative. I now have the confidence that the adoption is going to work. Prospective adopter

Excellent day. Really beneficial.Adoptive parent

Very impressed by the quality and the eloquence of the trainer. I feel very hopeful now. An excellent and informative day.Adoptive parent

Thank you. And thank goodness!Adoptive parent

That was a great training course today. Thank you! There was a lot of interaction between all the delegates.Adoptive parent

Just a brief note to say how much I enjoyed the training day. There was lots of opportunity for participation. We had a very nice, mixed group of people which helped a lot and Kim was excellent as she managed to mix audience participation and what she had to say, so well. I feel that I got a lot out of it.Adoptive parent