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.

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

Price: £60.90

Date: May 10, 2017

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: Last few spaces only.

Introduction to Theraplay® - London

Price: £199.80

Date: May 15, 2017

Introduction to TheraplayTheraplay® is a short-term, playful, engaging treatment that focuses on parent-child relationships and can help adoptive/foster children form secure attachments. This one-day workshop introduces the key elements of Theraplay. The focus will be on practical strategies that can be taken away and used by parents in the home, and by professionals in their practice. A qualified Theraplay trainer will be on hand to work with you. This day is designed for anyone who would like to know more about Theraplay, including those who make referrals and professionals considering adding Theraplay to their practice. This may include adoptive parents and foster carers, psychologists and psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, family therapists, play therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, adoption/post-adoption counsellors and medical professionals.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Buckle up and hang on - parenting teenagers - London

Price: £104.70

Date: June 13, 2017

Parenting teenagers can be difficult and challenging for everyone.  So, Buckle Up and Hang On – help is at hand.  Joan Hunt, experienced trainer, social worker, parent and foster carer will help parents and carers understand teenagers and the teenage brain.  She will explain adolescent development and the impact of abuse and trauma on a young person’s behaviour.  Joan will give parents and carers skills and tools to help them navigate these teenage years and help make the successful transition to adulthood.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Buckle up and hang on - parenting teenagers - Leeds

Price: £112.20

Date: June 21, 2017

Parenting teenagers can be difficult and challenging for everyone.  So, Buckle Up and Hang On – help is at hand.  Joan Hunt, experienced trainer, social worker, parent and foster carer will help parents and carers understand teenagers and the teenage brain.  She will explain adolescent development and the impact of abuse and trauma on a young person’s behaviour.  Joan will give parents and carers skills and tools to help them navigate these teenage years and help make the successful transition to adulthood.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Life coaching for confidence - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: June 27, 2017

As a parent or carer, you often put yourself and your own wellbeing last in the line.  Parenting a child affected by loss and trauma can affect your self-esteem and confidence and make it even harder to look after yourself.  This workshop, with Patsy Bolton, experienced counsellor and life coach, will put your wellbeing FIRST!  Patsy will encourage you to consider your hopes, needs and wishes and this in turn will help you continue to provide therapeutic caring for your child.  This NEW workshop is a MUST for all parents and carers wanting to understand blocked care and who need to relieve stress and appreciate their own strengths.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Life coaching for confidence - London

Price: £104.70

Date: June 30, 2017

As a parent or carer, you often put yourself and your own wellbeing last in the line.  Parenting a child affected by loss and trauma can affect your self-esteem and confidence and make it even harder to look after yourself.  This workshop, with Patsy Bolton, experienced counsellor and life coach, will put your wellbeing FIRST!  Patsy will encourage you to consider your hopes, needs and wishes and this in turn will help you continue to provide therapeutic caring for your child.  This NEW workshop is a MUST for all parents and carers wanting to understand blocked care and who need to relieve stress and appreciate their own strengths.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Non Violent Resistance and New Authority Awareness Day - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: July 4, 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 and New Authority Awareness Day - London

Price: £104.70

Date: July 5, 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.

The adopted child in school - understanding and supporting your child - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: September 26, 2017

Schoolboy Writing in NotebookAn adopted child, or one in permanent care, can often struggle at school. Your child needs support and understanding as s/he traverses the confusing world between home and school. This workshop is a must for parents and carers who recognise the difficulties involved in this transition and whose children struggles at school.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting with PACE - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: October 2, 2017

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.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The adopted child in school - understanding and supporting your child - London

Price: £199.80

Date: October 4, 2017

Schoolboy Writing in NotebookAn adopted child, or one in permanent care, can often struggle at school. Your child needs support and understanding as s/he traverses the confusing world between home and school. This workshop is a must for parents and carers who recognise the difficulties involved in this transition and whose children struggles at school.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Introduction to Theraplay® - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: October 9, 2017

Introduction to TheraplayTheraplay® is a short-term, playful, engaging treatment that focuses on parent-child relationships and can help adoptive/foster children form secure attachments. This one-day workshop introduces the key elements of Theraplay. The focus will be on practical strategies that can be taken away and used by parents in the home, and by professionals in their practice. A qualified Theraplay trainer will be on hand to work with you. This day is designed for anyone who would like to know more about Theraplay, including those who make referrals and professionals considering adding Theraplay to their practice. This may include adoptive parents and foster carers, psychologists and psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, family therapists, play therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, adoption/post-adoption counsellors and medical professionals.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Understanding the impact of trauma - London

Price: £199.80

Date: October 9, 2017

Trauma can affect a child’s body, brain, behaviour, emotions and relationships. Dr Karen Treisman, clinical psychologist and author, offers a lively, interactive day to help you understand the child who has experienced loss and trauma. Karen will provide the latest evidential neuroscience findings in an engaging and accessible way. She will provide ideas, techniques and tools to help gain an insight into therapeutic re-parenting and show you how to identify a child’s emotional hotspots. This day offers something for everyone who lives or works with a child who has experienced trauma.

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Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting with PACE - London

Price: £199.80

Date: November 21, 2017

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.

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