Public Seminars

This page lists our public seminars which are open to all parties affected by adoption and permanency, including professionals. 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.

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.

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Adopteens Relaunch Event - York

Free Event

Date: October 29, 2018

Join us for the Adopteens Relaunch Event in York on Monday 29 October - 1.00pm to 4.00pm with registration and a cuppa (!) from 12.30pm.

Adopteens is a project available to all adopted young people aged 11+ who live in the Yorkshire and Humber area.

This relaunch event is to celebrate an exciting new phase of the project as we change our name from AT-iD to Adopteens!

We will be sharing what we have achieved so far and tell you what we have planned for the future of the project.

… You will also be treated to a live performance from friend of Adopteens and ‘one of the UK’s best-loved Tenors’ (Telegraph), Alexander James Edwards!

This is a FREE event open to all parties affected by adoption and permanency, including adoptees of all ages, adoptive parents, carers, social workers and professionals.

If you are able to attend, we would love to see you there! If you can't make it, please do share this registration page and/or our Adopteens Relaunch Event flyer with anyone you know who might be interested in attending.

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.

PAC-UK Training service user feedback

I wish more people would access trainings like this.Mental health professional

The trainer was fantastic. Her insights so helpful... I was left wanting more.Teacher

More training like this please!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

Thanks for putting on the super 'Let's take it from the top' training. It was a really inspiring day that helped to make better sense of what some of our children and families are struggling with.Social worker