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Supporting children with histories of trauma and loss - Leeds

Price: £90.00

Date: July 31, 2018

This training event is aimed at those who work with children that have experienced a difficult start in life e.g. education professionals, social workers, youth workers, tutors (one to one and group based). Attendees will explore the impact of early trauma and strategies schools can use to support children.

The training will take a deeper look at:

  1. Understanding the effects of early trauma, loss and attachment difficulties
  2. Evidence-informed practical strategies to support and include children

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Supporting children with histories of trauma and loss - Leeds

Price: £90.00

Date: August 30, 2018

This training event is aimed at those who work with children that have experienced a difficult start in life e.g. education professionals, social workers, youth workers, tutors (one to one and group based). Attendees will explore the impact of early trauma and strategies schools can use to support children.

The training will take a deeper look at:

  1. Understanding the effects of early trauma, loss and attachment difficulties
  2. Evidence-informed practical strategies to support and include children

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: £169.20

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.

Assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters - London

Price: £169.20

Date: October 10, 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.

London (Merton) CPV Parent Group: Non-Violent Resistance – 8 week group sessions for adoptive parents and Special Guardians of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £1860.00

Date: October 10, 2018

The 8 week group sessions will take place from 10.15am to 1.15pm on Wednesday mornings at Morden Baptist Church, Crown Lane, Morden, SM4 5BL on the following dates:

October 10, 17, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5

The venue is a very short, 2 minute walk from Morden Underground Station (Northern Line).

The group includes individual diarised telephone sessions with participants. A monthly ‘Follow-up Support Group’ will be available for 6 months after the group. This totals 40 hours of contact time per person.

To get the most out of the group, participants need to attend in full. For two parent families it is most beneficial to attend together where possible.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

London (Kings Cross) CPV Parent Group: Non-Violent Resistance – 8 week group sessions for adoptive parents and Special Guardians of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £1716.00

Date: October 11, 2018

The 8 week group sessions will take place from 10.15am to 1.15pm on Thursday mornings at Voluntary Action Islington 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP on the following dates:

October 11, 18*
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6

*The session on October 18 will take place at The Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PV. All other sessions will take place at Voluntary Action Islington.

The group includes individual diarised telephone sessions with participants. A monthly ‘Follow-up Support Group’ will be available for 6 months after the group. This totals 40 hours of contact time per person.

To get the most out of the group, participants need to attend in full. For two parent families it is most beneficial to attend together where possible.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters - Leeds

Price: £169.20

Date: October 12, 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.

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

Price: £112.20

Date: October 17, 2018

Rhythm and resonanceTrauma has a neurodevelopmental impact on the developing brain which impacts on a child’s regulation and development. This workshop, 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: Spaces remaining.

Child to Parent Violence (CPV) - Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Parenting Approach - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: October 23, 2018

Many families are struggling with children and young people coming from a background of complex trauma who present with challenging, destructive and violent behaviours. This day will help you gain an understanding on the principles of NVR in order to implement the first steps on this different parenting journey.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Child to Parent Violence (CPV) - Non Violent Resistance (NVR) Parenting Approach - London

Price: £169.20

Date: October 31, 2018

Many families are struggling with children and young people coming from a background of complex trauma who present with challenging, destructive and violent behaviours. This day will help you gain an understanding on the principles of NVR in order to implement the first steps on this different parenting journey.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Living with an angry child - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: November 6, 2018

Livint with an angry childLiving with an angry child is exhausting and, at times, debilitating: so many of our adopted or fostered children are angry. Holly van Gulden has empathy and knowledge and combines all of this with good humour. Put this seminar on your ‘must go’ calendar!

This seminar will teach the psychology behind anger and how it tends to play out in children. Parents will learn specific techniques for decreasing their own anger and loosening the emotional stranglehold of an angry child. Internationally renowned speaker and trainer Holly van Gulden brings together her professional expertise and personal experience to illustrate these issues for parents and professionals, offering them practical techniques to help adopted children.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Living with an angry child - London

Price: £199.80

Date: November 7, 2018

Livint with an angry childLiving with an angry child is exhausting and, at times, debilitating: so many of our adopted or fostered children are angry. Holly van Gulden has empathy and knowledge and combines all of this with good humour. Put this seminar on your ‘must go’ calendar!

This seminar will teach the psychology behind anger and how it tends to play out in children. Parents will learn specific techniques for decreasing their own anger and loosening the emotional stranglehold of an angry child. Internationally renowned speaker and trainer Holly van Gulden brings together her professional expertise and personal experience to illustrate these issues for parents and professionals, offering them practical techniques to help adopted children.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Intermediary and reunion work - current thinking and best practice - London

Price: £169.20

Date: November 14, 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.

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