Parenting our Children: Six steps to empowered parenting
Do you want to improve your parenting skills and help build a more secure placement?
Parenting our Children is Adoption UK’s cutting edge, therapeutic parenting programme now being delivered by PAC-UK. It can be run locally in partnership with a local authority or voluntary agency.
It has been designed to equip parents with knowledge and understanding of developmental trauma and give them the tools they need to parent children who have had experienced this, along with attachment issues.
Parenting Our Children has been fully revised and brought up to date in conjunction with Family Futures and includes the latest neuroscience and current parenting techniques.
Parenting our Children - will help parents and carers over the long term to:
- Understand your children's trauma and subsequent behaviour.
- Understand the therapeutic approach at the heart of your parenting.
- Understand that your parenting attitude is a vital part of caring for your children.
- Be better informed to engage with practitioners to work with your children.
Quote from an attendee:
I have learnt about my child and have greater empathy to his situation and management of same. I intend to apply my learning into everyday life, share with family members and school.
Parenting our Children can be funded by the Adoption Support Fund
Following an assessment, local authorities in England can use the Adoption Support Fund to fund attendance on a Parenting our Children course. Find out more about the Adoption Support Fund here.
For more information on the Parenting our Children programme, please download and read the following documents:
Parenting our Children flyer (PDF file)
PoC - The Programme (PDF file)
PoC - Our Trainers (PDF file)
We also have a training programme for adoptive parents who have teenagers or nearly. It is aimed at parents with 11+ years children. For more information, please download and read the following document:
Parenting Our Teens 4 day training programme (PDF file)
or check out the Parenting our Teens page here.