Workshops for Professionals

This page lists our workshops for professionals. 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 social workers and other professionals, as well as to adoptive parents and other permanent carers 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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The BUSS model - Building Underdeveloped Sensory Systems - Leeds

Price: £218.40

Date: January 29, 2020

Babies and young children raised in loving, nurturing environments grow into themselves on a bodily level through the touch and movement that happens in the context of early relationships. This enables children to feel confident in their movements and their body, as well as in the messages their body gives them about their physiological state. Significantly, this then provides a solid foundation for the development of social-emotional skills and cognitive learning.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Parenting with PACE - London

Price: £105.60

Date: February 11, 2020

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.

The Drama Triangle - London

Price: £218.40

Date: March 12, 2020

The Drama Triangle is a type of family interaction that causes conflict and discomfort between the parents as well as between parent and child. Adopted and fostered children, who often have unprocessed trauma, can inadvertently elicit the drama triangle.

Renee Marks, specialist child therapist, will explore and explain this area and will provide practical strategies to deal with high levels of conflict and discomfort in relationships. Delegates will be empowered to change the drama triangle in their families in order to enhance the quality of all the relationships. This is a MUST ATTEND training for parents and professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of how to practically support better family relationships.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Adding a sibling to an adoptive family - London

Price: £130.80

Date: March 17, 2020

This half-day training day is for professionals who are considering placing a child into families that already has one, or more, adopted children.

The training will help you to think about the challenges involved in adding a sibling to an adoptive family, and how these challenges can translate into your assessment and post-placement support of second time adopters and their children.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Growing a family via adoption - London

Price: £110.40

Date: April 3, 2020

This half-day training day is for professionals who are considering placing a child into families that already has one, or more, birth children.

The training will help you to think about the challenges involved in adding an adoptive sibling to a family with birth children, and how these challenges can translate into your assessment and post-placement support of these first time adopters and their birth children.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

By Your Side: Supporting transitions - One day overview - London

Price: £218.40

Date: April 22, 2020

This is a one-day overview of the By Your Side model for supporting transitions. It is open to anyone interested in the approach. It is particularly suitable for staff teams, including managers, who wish to have a broad understanding of the approach.

Note: Professionals who wish to facilitate the therapeutic work should attend the two-day practitioner course.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Introduction to Theraplay® - London

Price: £184.80

Date: May 18, 2020

Theraplay® is a short-term, playful, engaging treatment that focuses on parent-child relationships and can help adoptive/foster children form secure attachments.

This one-day workshop introduces the key elements of Theraplay®. The focus will be on practical strategies that can be taken away and used by parents in the home, and by professionals in their practice. A qualified Theraplay® trainer will be on hand to work with you.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The Drama Triangle - Birmingham

Price: £218.40

Date: May 21, 2020

The Drama Triangle is a type of family interaction that causes conflict and discomfort between the parents as well as between parent and child. Adopted and fostered children, who often have unprocessed trauma, can inadvertently elicit the drama triangle.

Renee Marks, specialist child therapist, will explore and explain this area and will provide practical strategies to deal with high levels of conflict and discomfort in relationships. Delegates will be empowered to change the drama triangle in their families in order to enhance the quality of all the relationships. This is a MUST ATTEND training for parents and professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of how to practically support better family relationships.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

2020 National Conference: Beyond Trauma Informed – Strategies to create healing environments - Birmingham

Price: £248.40

Date: June 12, 2020

We are delighted to host Bryan Post, author of the ‘Great Behaviour Breakdown’, for our 2020 National Conference: “Beyond Trauma Informed – Strategies to Create Healing Environments”. The conference will be held in Birmingham on 12th June. Bryan will focus on practical strategies to help parents and carers to create a ‘trauma responsive environment’ for children who have suffered early life adversity or developmental trauma. Many of the typical behavioural and relational difficulties these children struggle with will be addressed by Bryan, offering a range of realistic ‘love based’ responses, which you can try straight away to lessen family stress and improve family relationships. After lunch (2-2.30pm), UK based Denise Golding and Zach Gomm will briefly talk about their work on the ‘Great Behaviour Breakdown’ parenting model here in the UK.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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