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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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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The adopted child in school: understanding and supporting your child - via Zoom

Price: £72.60

Date: May 26, 2021

An adopted child, or one in permanent care, can often struggle at school. This has been an even bigger challenge in this tumultuous, pandemic year which can have resulted in additional worries around falling behind, not having progressed in social skills, and home schooling having added tensions in family relationships.Your child needs support and understanding as well as some practical strategies that will make their education and their life at school more manageable, more enjoyable and more productive with regard to actual learning.

This workshop is a must for parents and carers who recognise the difficulties involved in their children's struggle at school.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting with PACE - via Zoom

Price: £248.40

Date: June 8, 2021

Playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy are the cornerstones for helping nurture a closer relationship with your child: this approach to parenting is called PACE.

This public seminar for parents and professionals, presented by Lynne Davis, is a MUST ATTEND workshop for all parents and carers who would like to develop a deeper relationship with their child, and for all professionals who support parents and carers regarding the parenting of their child.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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: £1172.30

Date: June 14, 2021

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:

June 14, 21 & 28
July 5 & 12
- Summer Break -
September
13, 20 & 27
October 4 & 11

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 (Thursday mornings) for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour

Price: £1172.30

Date: June 17, 2021

The 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 10.30am to 12.00 noon on Thursday mornings via Zoom on the following dates:

June 17 & 24
July 1, 8 & 15
- Summer Break -
September
16, 23 & 30
October 7 & 14

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

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Tricky transitions: coping with change at school - via Zoom

Price: £139.20

Date: July 14, 2021

For adopted and permanently placed children, transitions can be a trigger and can significantly impact on anxieties and difficulties. This has very possibly had more significant dimensions in this unprecedented school year due to the Pandemic. This training aims to develop your understanding of the specific impact that transitions can have on permanently placed children and learn about strategies that can support children. It will include “good hello’s”: working to get it right from the start, and “good goodbyes”: helping children leave their previous school or setting. It will also include addressing the possible heightened sensitivities to transitions due to recent pandemic and the effect this has had on children’s life at school.

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