Workshops for Adoptive Parents and other Permanent Carers

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic a number of our planned 2020-21 training events are listed with 'to be confirmed' dates. For these events you can register an expression of interest now by emailing training@pac-uk.org and we will contact you once dates have been confirmed. Some training events are being delivered via Zoom and are open for online booking now.

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.

Once you have submitted your registration form you will be taken to a payments option page where you can either pay via debit/credit card for online payments or choose an offline payment option for purchase order payments and cheques. You can submit your registration form and pay via debit/credit card at a later date by clicking here.

Please note, for online payments your booking is not complete until payment is received. We strongly advise you to make payment at the time of submitting your registration form to avoid disappointment as the majority of our courses do sell out.

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Later this year we will be adding the below Workshops for Adoptive Parents and Other Permanent Carers to our PAC-UK Training Programme:

  • Your child’s life story – Creative ways to help you and your child to talk, play, cry and smile about their story

You can register an expression of interest now by emailing training@pac-uk.org and we will contact you once dates have been confirmed and online booking is open.

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

Price: £1172.40

Date: September 24, 2020

The 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 10.30am to 12 noon on Thursday mornings via Zoom on the following dates:

September 24
October 1, 8, 15 & 22
November 5, 12, 19 & 26
December 3

The group includes two follow-up group sessions plus two telephone sessions per participant or couple.

Availability: 0

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

Price: £1116.57

Date: September 28, 2020

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

September 28
October 5, 12 & 19
November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
December 7

The group includes two follow-up group sessions plus two telephone sessions per participant or couple.

Availability: 0

The impact of developmental trauma on sensory processing via Zoom on 19 October and 2 November 2020

Price: £218.40

Date: October 19, 2020

Children who have experienced developmental trauma can have altered sensory processing.

Sensory processing, combined with attachment theory, recognizes the need to target the areas of the brain that are the source of the dysfunction and works on re-wiring the brains of children with developmental trauma.

This can be done through understanding the child’s sensory needs and developing sensory regulating strategies that can help the child dampen down over-responsive senses and activate under-responsive ones.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Eat, sleep, play - every day challenges in parenting adopted children via Zoom on 11 and 18 November 2020

Price: £114.00

Date: November 11, 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.

This training is for adopters and other permanent carers of children (up to the age of 11) who are struggling with eating, sleeping and playing.

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