Adolescence can be hard for any child, but it can be particularly challenging for adopted and care experienced young people with experience of trauma. It is a difficult period for any parent to handle but it can be even more confusing for adopted and care experienced teenagers who have experiened trauma in their early lives.

Delivered over the course of 7 x 2 hour sessions on Monday evenings 7pm - 9pm from 13th January to 3rd March please note there is no session on 17th February.

Led by a highly experienced adoptive parent and trainer, this course will provide you with interactive sessions that connect you with parents and carers also parenting adopted or care experienced teens.

During the course, you will:

  • Learn about the changes in your child’s body and brain in order to be able to offer the most appropriate support.
  • Develop skills to interpret non-verbal communication as well as understand the theory of sensory integration.
  • Learn about the impact of parenting a traumatised child, and the support mechanisms that you can access as a parent.
  • Understand the development of your child’s self-esteem through success in education and the possibility of accessing therapy.
  • Consider whether any current contact with birth family members is supportive or detrimental to your child at this point in their lives.


"Being able to discuss issues in a safe space with other parents who have experienced the same situations has been very helpful. It is so rare to have a professional trainer who has also had similar experiences and understands our issues. It makes the training so credible and meaningful."

Session One: Expectations, realities and loss

Session Two: Developmental trauma

Session Three: Claiming and belonging

Session Four: Parenting from the inside out

Session Five: Rewiring

Session Six: Developing positive self-esttem and sense of identity

Session Seven: Re-cap and ongoing support networks


If you have any questions about this course, please email [email protected]

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