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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Building and sustaining resilience through active self-care - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: June 28, 2018

Caring starts with your own self-care. Maintaining parental presence and effectiveness can only be sustained when you ensure your well-being, physically, emotionally and socially is sufficiently filled up, with enough petrol in your tank to keep going no matter what!

Being a parent affects self-esteem and confidence, more so when raising children affected by loss and developmental trauma. This day is about building that resilience in yourself through active self-care. The effects will have a knock on effect on your children!

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Sensory processing and attachment intervention for neglected and abused children - London

Price: £199.80

Date: July 9, 2018

Children who have been abused and neglected have often missed out on all sorts of movement experiences. For example, small children may have spent long hours strapped in a buggy or left without food and stimulation. While this might seem unimportant relative to other things they have experienced, it can leave children without a foundation to develop social and emotional skills. Children who have experienced abuse and neglect are often more ‘dysregulated’ than their peers.

This workshop, presented by Specialised Occupational Therapist Karen Hazard will provide an understanding of how to help children address some of their neurodevelopmental gaps. Karen Hazard will explain how the senses can impact on behaviour and give practical strategies that can that be used at home and school to help children tune into how they feel physically which in turn supports emotional health.

Availability: Last few spaces only.

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