If you are a Professional working for one of the following Local Authorities or an individual living in one of the areas listed you may choose the 'PAC-UK Subscribing Local Authorities' price when making a booking.

Correct as at 1 December 2019.

London/South

Adopt London East
Barking & Dagenham
Havering
Newham
Tower Hamlets

Adopt London North
Barnet
Camden
Enfield
Hackney
Haringey
Islington

Adopt London South
Croydon
Kingston
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Richmond
Southwark
Sutton
Wandsworth

Adopt London West
Brent
Ealing
Hammersmith & Fulham
Hounslow

Coram - Ambitious for Adoption
Bromley
City of London
Harrow
Hillingdon
Kensington & Chelsea
Redbridge
Waltham Forest
Westminster

Other
Essex
Medway
Suffolk
West Sussex

Leeds/North

Adoption Counts
Cheshire East
Manchester
Salford
Stockport
Trafford

Adoption in Merseyside
Knowsley
Liverpool
Sefton
Wirral

Adopt North East
Gateshead
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Tyneside
Northumberland
South Tyneside

Adoption Now
Bolton
Blackburn with Darwen
Bury
Oldham
Rochdale
Tameside

One Adoption North & Humber
East Riding of Yorkshire
Hull City Council
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire
North Yorkshire
York

One Adoption South
Barnsley
Doncaster
Rotherham
Sheffield

One Adoption West Yorkshire
Bradford
Calderdale
Kirklees
Leeds

Together for Adoption
Cheshire West & Chester
Halton
St Helen’s
Warrington
Wigan

Other
Birmingham
Lincolnshire CC


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Supporting your close relatives or friends who have adopted a child! - London

Price: £68.40

Date: February 26, 2020

We are often naturally interested in, and willing to support our close relatives and friends when they are facing challenges, or embarking on a life changing journey after some momentous decisions. Adoption is such a momentous decision.

As adoption is often mostly associated with positives, reactions to hearing that a relative or close friend will, or has adopted a child, often include delight and enthusiasm as well as admiration! However, when difficulties arise after the adopted child (or children) has joined the family - either immediately or after a while - it is often hard to make sense of what might be going on for the family and what might be done to support them.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The Drama Triangle - London

Price: £218.40

Date: March 12, 2020

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.

Adding a sibling to an adoptive family - London

Price: £130.80

Date: March 17, 2020

This half-day training day is for professionals who are considering placing a child into families that already has one, or more, adopted children.

The training will help you to think about the challenges involved in adding a sibling to an adoptive family, and how these challenges can translate into your assessment and post-placement support of second time adopters and their children.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Sensory Attachment Intervention for neglected and abused children - London

Price: £184.80

Date: March 23, 2020

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, presented by Specialised Occupational Therapist Karen Hazard will provide an understanding of how to help children address some of their neurodevelopmental gaps. Karen Hazard 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: Spaces remaining.

The traumatised child in school - London

Price: £90.00

Date: March 26, 2020

In this training event at our Family Action Head Office (N1 7GR) for adoptive parents, carers and prospective parents and carers, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how to:

  1. Support your child with the transition between home and school
  2. Learn more about how your child’s early life may present in school
  3. Find ways to work in partnership and communication effectively with the school
  4. Navigate educational support including information on pupil premium plus and Education Health Care Plans

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Growing a family via adoption - London

Price: £110.40

Date: April 3, 2020

This half-day training day is for professionals who are considering placing a child into families that already has one, or more, birth children.

The training will help you to think about the challenges involved in adding an adoptive sibling to a family with birth children, and how these challenges can translate into your assessment and post-placement support of these first time adopters and their birth children.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

By Your Side: Supporting transitions - One day overview - London

Price: £218.40

Date: April 22, 2020

This is a one-day overview of the By Your Side model for supporting transitions. It is open to anyone interested in the approach. It is particularly suitable for staff teams, including managers, who wish to have a broad understanding of the approach.

Note: Professionals who wish to facilitate the therapeutic work should attend the two-day practitioner course.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The traumatised child in school - Leeds

Price: £90.00

Date: April 25, 2020

In this training event in Leeds for adoptive parents, carers and prospective parents and carers, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how to:

  1. Support your child with the transition between home and school
  2. Learn more about how your child’s early life may present in school
  3. Find ways to work in partnership and communication effectively with the school
  4. Navigate educational support including information on pupil premium plus and Education Health Care Plans

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Online CPV-NVR Parent Group via Zoom: Weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £576.00

Date: May 5, 2020

The 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 8.15pm to 9.45pm on Tuesday evenings via Zoom on the following dates:

May 5, 12, 19
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14

The group includes two follow-up support sessions.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

The traumatised child in school - Rotherham

Price: £90.00

Date: May 6, 2020

In this training event at The Unity Centre in Rotherham for adoptive parents, carers and prospective parents and carers, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how to:

  1. Support your child with the transition between home and school
  2. Learn more about how your child’s early life may present in school
  3. Find ways to work in partnership and communication effectively with the school
  4. Navigate educational support including information on pupil premium plus and Education Health Care Plans

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Eat, sleep, play - every day challenges in parenting adopted children - London

Price: £114.00

Date: May 13, 2020

As a parent you naturally wish for your child to eat well, sleep well and play happily - simply because you know that these are part of the basics that will help your child to thrive. However, when a child had an adverse start in life, things don't always go as smoothly as you had hoped.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Introduction to Theraplay® - London

Price: £184.80

Date: May 18, 2020

Theraplay® 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.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The Drama Triangle - Birmingham

Price: £218.40

Date: May 21, 2020

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.

2020 National Conference: Beyond Trauma Informed – Strategies to create healing environments - Birmingham

Price: £248.40

Date: June 12, 2020

We are delighted to host Bryan Post, author of the ‘Great Behaviour Breakdown’, for our 2020 National Conference: “Beyond Trauma Informed – Strategies to Create Healing Environments”. The conference will be held in Birmingham on 12th June.

Bryan will focus on practical strategies to help parents and carers to create a ‘trauma responsive environment’ for children who have suffered early life adversity or developmental trauma. Many of the typical behavioural and relational difficulties these children struggle with will be addressed by Bryan, offering a range of realistic ‘love based’ responses, which you can try straight away to lessen family stress and improve family relationships.

After lunch (2-2.30pm), UK based Denise Golding and Zach Gomm will briefly talk about their work on the ‘Great Behaviour Breakdown’ parenting model here in the UK.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The traumatised child in school - York

Price: £90.00

Date: June 18, 2020

In this training event at Quaker Meeting House in York for adoptive parents, carers and prospective parents and carers, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how to:

  1. Support your child with the transition between home and school
  2. Learn more about how your child’s early life may present in school
  3. Find ways to work in partnership and communication effectively with the school
  4. Navigate educational support including information on pupil premium plus and Education Health Care Plans

Availability: Last few spaces only.

The traumatised child in school - London

Price: £90.00

Date: July 13, 2020

In this training event at our Family Action Head Office (N1 7GR) for adoptive parents, carers and prospective parents and carers, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how to:

  1. Support your child with the transition between home and school
  2. Learn more about how your child’s early life may present in school
  3. Find ways to work in partnership and communication effectively with the school
  4. Navigate educational support including information on pupil premium plus and Education Health Care Plans

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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