Commissioned Training

The topics listed below are examples of trainings and workshops that we can deliver. If there are other topics you are interested in, please let us know.

Email training@pac-uk.org or phone 020 7284 5872 and speak to Birte Leimkuehler, PAC-UK's Training Administrator who will help with your enquiry.

The length of any one training can vary (1.5 to 6 hours). Most of our trainings will be taking place online, though we would consider delivering face-to-face.

Trainings may be delivered for various participants: adoptive parents, special guardians, adopted adults, birth parents, professionals, as well as for a combination of participants.

For a full list of courses available, click below to expand.


Correct as at 25 February 2021.

  • Talking to children about adoption - at different stages of their development (0 - 18)
  • Life story work with primary school aged children
  • Life story work with secondary school aged children
  • Life story work - using play therapeutic methods
  • Life story work - using story books

  • Understanding developmental trauma and how it differs from PTSD
  • Developmental trauma: translation into practice
  • Attachment and Trauma in children with experiences of early trauma and/or adoption
  • Supporting sensory processing in previously traumatised children

  • Enhancing Adoptive Parenting
  • Parenting children who have been sexually abused
  • Using NVR (Non-Violent Resistance) to address Child-to-Parent violence

  • Assessing emotional capacity in prospective and/or current adopters
  • Addressing attachment, loss and trauma in prospective/current adopters

  • Introducing an adopted sibling to a family with an adopted child
  • Introducing an adopted sibling to a family with a birth child
  • Assessing siblings’ placement needs

  • The adopted child in school
  • The previously relationally traumatised child in school

  • Supporting birth mothers with adoption related challenges
  • Supporting adopted adults with adoption related challenges
  • Attachment styles and challenges in adults
  • Intermediary and reunion work with adopted adults and their birth relatives


Commissioned training fees

All fees listed below exclude the costs involved in face-to-face delivery, such as venue hire, catering, trainer’s travel costs and accommodation, photocopying and rental of training materials/equipment.

Duration and
number of trainers
Commissioned training
fees (excl. VAT)
Commissioned bespoke
training f
ees (excl. VAT)
Full day – one trainer £990 £1,680
Half day – one trainer £630 £1,090

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Can’t find what you are looking for?

Please contact the training department at training@pac-uk.org or phone 020 7284 5872 and speak to Birte Leimkuehler, PAC-UK's Training Administrator who will help with your enquiry.