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.

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Living with a child who self harms - London

Price: £218.40

Date: November 8, 2019

Self harmSelf-harm is a broad term that can include cutting, burning, hair pulling, scratching and head banging. Understanding more about why a child or young person self-harms will enable you to provide the support and help they need. This workshop for parents and professionals is presented by Liz Blakey a psychotherapist and adopted person herself. Liz will explain what self-harm is, why it happens and what function it serves. The training will explore helpful responses to self-harm and provide strategies to manage the emotional impact. Parents and professionals will gain vital insight into the underlying feelings of distress that underpin self-harm.

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.

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.

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