Just four months after the amicable merger of AAY and PAC to form PAC-UK, we are thrilled to be able to introduce in the Leeds region a substantial programme of training courses for adopters, permanent carers and professionals.
Upcoming trainings in Leeds include the following:
- Non-Violent Resistance – 12 February 2015
- Let’s Take it From the Top – Improving Sensory Processing in children who have experienced neglect and abuse – 11 March 2015
- An Introduction to Theraplay – 16 March 2015
- Living with an Angry Child – how are you doing: a chance to ‘check in’ with Holly van Gulden – 23 March 2015 This follow-up day is only open to those who attended the initial workshop
- Traversing the Turbulent Teens – How to have a happy ending – 24 March
- Attachment in Adolescents – 21 April 2015 Details to be announced
- The Adopted Child in School: Transition from primary to secondary school – 12 May 2015 Details to be announced
- PACE for Parents to build secure attachments with troubled children – an overview (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) – 17 June 2015 Details to be announced
A full list of Leeds-based courses can be found at www.pac-uk.org/training/.
PAC-UK's Leeds training programme is based on the successful training service already offered in the south. The first Leeds-based public seminar, ‘Living with an Angry Child’ facilitated by Holly van Gulden, a remarkable speaker and trainer from the US who has close ties with PAC-UK, took place in November 2014 with 43 participants. Comments included:
- “Fantastic! Wish I could have recorded it so my husband could hear it all too!”
- “Would be useful to provide this training to all adoptive parents pre-placement”
- “I found this training of Holly’s presentation very emotional which is not what I expected! I will be ordering some of Holly’s books from Amazon, checking YouTube for videos”
- “Reassuring that Holly has made mistakes and still managed to pull it back and support her children to adulthood”
PAC-UK was formed on 1 October 2014 following an amicable merger between independent adoption support agencies AAY in the north and PAC in the south. PAC-UK's vision is for a society where children, young people and adults affected by adoption and permanence arrangements can live their lives to the full.