Workshops for Adoptive Parents and other Permanent Carers

This page lists our workshops for adoptive parents, special guardians, long term foster carers and other permanent carers. 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.

Please note that there are further seminars open to adoptive parents and other permanent carers, as well as to social workers and other professionals under Public Seminars.

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Parenting Teens: Staying in relationship when things get tough...! - via Zoom

Price: £117.60

Date: March 25, 2022

Parenting children whose early histories include separation, loss, attachment disruption and other traumas can become very challenging during adolescence. It also becomes more effective and satisfying when the relationship is kept central amidst all the challenges.

Denise and Zach will address how to do to this when responding to many common behaviours adoptive parents and permanent carers face once their children reach the puberty and teenage years. This training will focus on what to do and say, and how to promote a calmer home environment for all - with plenty of examples and time for questions.

Please note: this is a 2 day training course taking place on
Friday 25 March and Friday 1 April 2022 from 10.00am to 12.30pm

Availability: Last few spaces only.

PAC-UK Training service user feedback

The parents thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it really helpful.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

That was a great training course today. Thank you! There was a lot of interaction between all the delegates.Adoptive parent

Just a brief note to say how much I enjoyed the training day. There was lots of opportunity for participation. We had a very nice, mixed group of people which helped a lot and Kim was excellent as she managed to mix audience participation and what she had to say, so well. I feel that I got a lot out of it.Adoptive parent