Wales

Training courses for adoptive parents, kinship carers and professionals working in adoption in Wales.

Our training courses are currently being held safely online for participants in Wales. Courses are suitable for adoptive parents, kinship carers, foster carers and social workers to attend alongside one another and are FULLY FUNDED. Please note some courses are open to members of Adoption UK only.

Courses can also be commissioned by adoption agencies in Wales. For further details and a full list of all available courses, please contact [email protected]

 

Course description

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Life Journey Work Training in the Western Bay Area (First 1000 Days Families)

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduce the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit. These documents are available on the NAS website https://www.adoptcymru.com/life-journey. An opportunity to ask all those niggling questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity.

 

Thursday 21st October

6.30pm to 9.00pm

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Helping children to feel safe after Covid: an attachment and trauma informed approach within schools.

This two-hour session will focus on psychological safety for pupils and staff, providing advice and strategies to help support learners. There will be a focus on mental health and wellbeing following the difficult times we have all been through. We will explore why learners may have those tricky feelings and things that we know can help them.

Dr Vicky James Perkins is a clinical psychologist and former teacher, with a special interest in supporting adoptive families and schools.

Tuesday 2nd November

10am – 12pm

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Flip side of the same coin (AUK members)

This workshop is delivered by a specialist children’s occupational therapist and provides opportunities to talk about the links between sensory and emotional issues for adopted children, and how using connected play and developing relationships can help in child development.

 

Wednesday 3 November

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 


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Challenging Behaviour – understanding and addressing it.

The course is suitable for all parents, carers and practitioners, particularly those with younger children who are keen to understand any emerging behaviours that they are concerned about. This course is based on the online course developed with AFA Cymru and available on the NAS website. 

 

Wednesday 10 November

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 


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Helping children to feel safe after Covid: an attachment and trauma informed approach within schools.

This two-hour session will focus on psychological safety for pupils and staff, providing advice and strategies to help support learners. There will be a focus on mental health and wellbeing following the difficult times we have all been through. We will explore why learners may have those tricky feelings and things that we know can help them.

Dr Vicky James Perkins is a clinical psychologist and former teacher, with a special interest in supporting adoptive families and schools.

Thursday 11th November

1.30pm – 3.30pm

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Life Journey Work Training in the North Wales Area (First 1000 Days Families)

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduce the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit. These documents are available on the NAS website https://www.adoptcymru.com/life-journey. An opportunity to ask all those niggling questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity.

 

Thursday 11th November

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online



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Helping children to feel safe after Covid: an attachment and trauma informed approach within schools.

This two-hour session will focus on psychological safety for pupils and staff, providing advice and strategies to help support learners. There will be a focus on mental health and wellbeing following the difficult times we have all been through. We will explore why learners may have those tricky feelings and things that we know can help them.

Dr Vicky James Perkins is a clinical psychologist and former teacher, with a special interest in supporting adoptive families and schools.

Tuesday 16th November

10am – 12pm

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Helping your adopted child to cope in school (for First 1000 Days Families)

An opportunity to look at how to support children through the many transitions that happen in school.  The session will consider children’s feelings and how they show them.  It will focus on the importance of planning ahead, talking with children and lots of practical tips to support transitions – the big ones (eg from primary to secondary school) and the small ones (eg. from home to school each morning or from classroom to classroom).  Useful resources will be demonstrated and ideas for activities and conversation starters will be provided.  When you book onto this course, please remember to submit any questions that you’d like covered during the session.

 

 

Thursday 18th November

10.00am to 12.30pm

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Building Support Systems

Adoptive parents always say they need support from people who 'get it’. As time goes on they sometimes become isolated as the people in their network drop off. This might be because of the child's behaviour or the demands of family life. This course aims to highlight this risk and consider ways to encourage parents to build on their support network from the start of their adoption journey. The course will consider informal and formal support from friends, family and professionals.  It will be an opportunity to reflect on how that support can be provided and how it changes over time.

Monday 22nd November

6.30pm – 9.00pm

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Helping children to feel safe after Covid: an attachment and trauma informed approach within schools.

This two-hour session will focus on psychological safety for pupils and staff, providing advice and strategies to help support learners. There will be a focus on mental health and wellbeing following the difficult times we have all been through. We will explore why learners may have those tricky feelings and things that we know can help them.

Dr Vicky James Perkins is a clinical psychologist and former teacher, with a special interest in supporting adoptive families and schools.

Tuesday 23rd November

10am – 12pm

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Life Journey Work Focus Group

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduce the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit.  An opportunity to ask all those niggling questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity. 

 

Wednesday 24 November

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 


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Life Journey Work Training in the Vale, Valleys and Cardiff Areas (First 1000 Days Families)

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduce the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit. These documents are available on the NAS website https://www.adoptcymru.com/life-journey. An opportunity to ask all those niggling questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity.

 

 

Thursday 25th November

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online

 



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Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) awareness (AUK members)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance strategies.  This session provides information about what NVR is (and is not).  It will help parents, carers and practitioners decide whether Non-Violent Resistance would be beneficial in specific situations where child to parent violence (verbal and/or physical) is a regular occurrence.

 

Wednesday 1 December

10.00am to 12.30pm

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Life Journey Work Training in the South East Wales Area (First 1000 Days Families)

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduce the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit. These documents are available on the NAS website https://www.adoptcymru.com/life-journey. An opportunity to ask all those niggling questions and hear some practical suggestions to help children understand their background and promote a positive sense of identity.

 

Thursday 2nd December

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Online



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Contact – what does it really mean? Course for First 1000 Days Families in the Mid & West Wales Area

The course provides space for adoptive parents to reflect on the benefits and risks associated with contact. Participants will be given the opportunity to think about who might be significant for their child to have contact with and how this could happen. Participants will discuss how to support a child through the process and reflect on their own feelings about contact.

Thursday 20th January 2022

10.00am to 12.30pm

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Contact – what does it really mean? Course for First 1000 Days Families in the Western Bay Area

The course provides space for adoptive parents to reflect on the benefits and risks associated with contact. Participants will be given the opportunity to think about who might be significant for their child to have contact with and how this could happen. Participants will discuss how to support a child through the process and reflect on their own feelings about contact.

 

Thursday 3rd February 2022

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 


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The Power of Play

  • To develop your understanding of the role and importance play can take in enhancing your relationship with your child along with building attachment
  • Understand the different types of play you can try and what play therapies are available
  • Consider your own relationship with play and how that manifests
  • Start to compile a toolbox of play ideas to suit you and your child

Friday 4th February 2022

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

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Contact – what does it really mean? Course for First 1000 Days Families in the North Wales Area

The course provides space for adoptive parents to reflect on the benefits and risks associated with contact. Participants will be given the opportunity to think about who might be significant for their child to have contact with and how this could happen. Participants will discuss how to support a child through the process and reflect on their own feelings about contact.

Thursday 17th February 2022

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online



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Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) awareness (AUK members)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance strategies.  This session provides information about what NVR is (and is not).  It will help parents, carers and practitioners decide whether Non-Violent Resistance would be beneficial in specific situations where child to parent violence (verbal and/or physical) is a regular occurrence.

 

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

6.30pm – 9.00pm

Online

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Contact – what does it really mean? Course for First 1000 Days Families in the Vale, Valleys & Cardiff Areas

The course provides space for adoptive parents to reflect on the benefits and risks associated with contact. Participants will be given the opportunity to think about who might be significant for their child to have contact with and how this could happen. Participants will discuss how to support a child through the process and reflect on their own feelings about contact.

Thursday 3rd March 2022

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

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Contact – what does it really mean? Course for First 1000 Days Families in the South East Wales Area

The course provides space for adoptive parents to reflect on the benefits and risks associated with contact. Participants will be given the opportunity to think about who might be significant for their child to have contact with and how this could happen. Participants will discuss how to support a child through the process and reflect on their own feelings about contact.

 

Thursday 10th March 2022

10.00am to 12.30pm

Online

 


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