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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Sibling placement: Assessment and decision making - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: February 11, 2019

The Care Planning task for children in sibling groups can be a complex and emotive task. Joan Hunt, experienced social worker and trainer, provides this workshop for professionals to enable them to assess siblings and make decisions about their future. Joan will provides up-to-date research about the needs of siblings and a framework that can be used to assess sibling relationships and provide delegates with a tool kit to make informed assessments and decisions.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Sibling placement: Assessment and decision making - London

Price: £169.20

Date: February 12, 2019

The Care Planning task for children in sibling groups can be a complex and emotive task. Joan Hunt, experienced social worker and trainer, provides this workshop for professionals to enable them to assess siblings and make decisions about their future. Joan will provides up-to-date research about the needs of siblings and a framework that can be used to assess sibling relationships and provide delegates with a tool kit to make informed assessments and decisions.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Under the radar - recognising and supporting children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: March 5, 2019

Maria Catterick - the Director of FASD Network UK – will be leading two training days of for PAC-UK on the topic of ‘Recognising and Supporting Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders’. Maria will explain FASD in some detail as well as address the potential of children with FASD and how they can be parented to reach their potential.  Information and resources for ongoing support and services will also be given.  Maria’s book, “Understanding FASD for parents, carers and professionals” was published in 2014 by JKP. She received a Prime Minister’s award for her FASD work in 2013 and was given a FASD Champion Award in 2017.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Under the radar - recognising and supporting children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - London

Price: £199.80

Date: March 8, 2019

Maria Catterick - the Director of FASD Network UK – will be leading two training days of for PAC-UK on the topic of ‘Recognising and Supporting Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders’. Maria will explain FASD in some detail as well as address the potential of children with FASD and how they can be parented to reach their potential.  Information and resources for ongoing support and services will also be given.  Maria’s book, “Understanding FASD for parents, carers and professionals” was published in 2014 by JKP. She received a Prime Minister’s award for her FASD work in 2013 and was given a FASD Champion Award in 2017.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Life story work with troubled children and teenagers - Leeds

Price: £169.20

Date: March 25, 2019

Life story work professionalsTherapeutic Life Story Work is deep reflective work with children and young people to enable them to accept who they are and move forward.  In this training for professionals, Professor Richard Rose, world leading expert on Life Story work, will offer his expertise and experience on helping children understand past events and the effect that people in their lives have had on their self-image, self-esteem and sense of self.  Richard will explain how to create life story books, interpret opportunities during the process and confront trauma and difficult behaviour.  All these skills are valuable to aid the recovery of a child from abuse, trauma and neglect.  This is a MUST ATTEND training for all professionals working with troubled children and teenagers.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Life story work with troubled children and teenagers - London

Price: £169.20

Date: March 27, 2019

Life story work professionalsTherapeutic Life Story Work is deep reflective work with children and young people to enable them to accept who they are and move forward.  In this training for professionals, Professor Richard Rose, world leading expert on Life Story work, will offer his expertise and experience on helping children understand past events and the effect that people in their lives have had on their self-image, self-esteem and sense of self.  Richard will explain how to create life story books, interpret opportunities during the process and confront trauma and difficult behaviour.  All these skills are valuable to aid the recovery of a child from abuse, trauma and neglect.  This is a MUST ATTEND training for all professionals working with troubled children and teenagers.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Enabling effective contact for special guardian and kinship carers - London

Price: £199.80

Date: April 24, 2019

This training is aimed at all professionals responsible for managing contact for children living away from their birth parents on special guardianship orders.

Attendees will learn about the key ingredients of positive contact, the emotional experience of the adults and children involved and ways that contact can positively influence outcomes for young people and enhance their development.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

PAC-UK Training service user feedback

It was a pleasure to meet you and hear you speak. It was just right and hit the spot for our audience.Education officer

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The trainer was fantastic. Her insights so helpful... I was left wanting more.Teacher

More training like this please!Social worker