Wales

Training courses for the adoption community, including wider family members, kinship carers, foster carers and professionals working in adoption in Wales.

Our fully funded courses are delivered online for participants in Wales. Courses can also be commissioned by adoption and fostering agencies in Wales. For further details and a full list of all available courses, please contact [email protected]

 


 When the senses don't make sense (open to all in Wales)

A training workshop providing 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. This workshop is led by a children’s Occupational Therapist,  trained and supervised in DDP who is also an adoptive parent.

Monday 29th January, 10am - 12.30pm (online)

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Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) Awareness (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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.

Tuesday 30th January 2024, 10.00am – 12.30pm (online)

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Getting ready for School (This course will be delivered in Welsh)

This course has been designed by our Lead Education Officer for Wales for parents in the early stages of family life or with pre-school children.  Find tips for choosing the right school and settling in at school. The significance of big (and small) transitions associated with school will also be discussed.

Wednesday 31st January 2024 10.00am – 12.30pm (Online)

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Life Journey Work (open to all in Wales)

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduces the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit.  These documents are available on the NAS website .  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 8th February 2024, 10.00am – 12.30pm (online)

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Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) Awareness (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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 6th March 2024, 6.30pm – 9.00pm (online)

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Challenging Behaviour (for adoptive parents in their first 3 years of adoption in Wales)

For those who want to understand more about challenging behaviour – what triggers it, the unmet need beneath it, how to manage it and how to reduce it.  There will be an opportunity to consider a range of strategies that work for children who have experienced trauma in their early weeks, months and years.  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 National Adoption Service website.

Wednesday 27th March 2024, 6.30pm – 9.00pm (online)

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Helping your adopted child to cope in school (for adoptive parents in their first 3 years of adoption)

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.

There will also be an opportunity to find about new developments coming up for schools in Wales, and time to discuss concerns parents may have.  When you book onto this course, please remember to submit any questions that you’d like covered during the session.

Wednesday 24th April 2024 10.00am – 12.30pm (online)

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NVR Awareness Raising (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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.

Thursday 25th April 2024 10.00am – 12.30pm (online)

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Life Journey Work (for adoptive parents in their first 3 years of adoption)

This session will help de-mystify Life Journey Work and introduces the Wales National Adoption Service’s Life Journey Work Good Practice Guide, Framework and Toolkit.  These documents are available on the NAS website .  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 15th May 2024 10.00am – 12.30pm (online)

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NVR Awareness Raising (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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 19th June 2024 6.30pm – 9.00pm (online)

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Understanding Attachment (for adoptive parents in their first 3 years of adoption)

This interactive course gives participants an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what we mean when we talk about “attachment issues”. Participants will explore ways attachment issues can manifest in children and why, and consider practical ways to support children with attachment issues.

“Thinking of your child as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your child as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help them through their distress” Anon

By the end of the session participants will have :

  • Gained a deeper understanding of what attachment is
  • Explored ways in which attachment issues can manifest in children and why
  • Considered practical ways to support children with attachment issues.

Wednesday 26th June 2024 6.30pm – 9.00pm (online)

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NVR Awareness Raising (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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 25th September 2024 10.00am – 12.30pm (online)

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NVR Awareness Raising (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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.

Tuesday 12th November 2024 6.30pm – 9.00pm (online)

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NVR Awareness Raising (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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 12th February 2025 10.00am – 12.30pm (online)

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NVR Awareness Raising (open to all in Wales)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches.  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.

Thursday 27th March 2025 6.30pm – 9.00pm (online)

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