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.

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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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.

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.

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