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Foetal alcohol and drug-affected children

Date: 09.05.14 10:00

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £ 78.00

Cost Details: Price: £78.00 pp for Adoption UK Members
£90.00 pp for non members
(All prices are per person and include VAT, attendance, handouts, refreshments and lunch.)

Location: Birmingham

Delivered by: Adoption UK Trainer
Duration: One day
Registration time: 9:30am to 10.00am
Workshop time: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Maximum participants: 20

Workshop description

This one-day workshop provides information on the physical, cognitive and behavioural effects on children born to parents misusing alcohol and drugs, and the possible long-term implications. Explores how harm caused by such substance misuse continues to impact on children’s development even when they are placed with adopters or carers. 

Provides comparisons with other disorders as well as highlighting links with trauma and attachment difficulties. A key objective of the workshop is to enable participants to develop approaches to the care of children affected by parental substance misuse who are no longer living with their birth family. Such approaches may be useful at home, school and in the community.

Who should attend? 

  • Adoptive parents/carers pre or post placement
  • Professionals in this field who wish to provide support to adoptive parents/carers facing these issues.

This workshop will enable parents and carers to:

  • Understand implications for children and adoptive families where a birth mother misused alcohol and drugs during pregnancy.
  • Develop strategies for the care of children in the home, school and community.
  • Support for the unique challenges faced where drug misuse and attachment difficulties are both present.

This workshop will enable professionals to:

  • Understand the implications for children and adoptive families/carers where a birth mother misused alcohol and drugs during pregnancy.
  • Take away strategies to pass onto your adoptive parents/carers on how to care for these children in the home, school and community.
  • Network with adoptive parents/carers who have experience of living with children who face these issues on a daily basis.

Method of delivery

This workshop is participative and interactive, balancing theory with practical exercises. It provides parents and professionals with the opportunity to consider how they can put their learning into practice.

Our professional Adoption UK Trainers are adoptive parents and can provide a unique perspective into living with hurt children. 

Prices

Price: £78.00 pp for Adoption UK Members

£90.00 pp for non members
(All prices are per person and include VAT, attendance, handouts, refreshments and lunch.)

Book a place on this workshop

To book your place on this workshop please complete and return the booking form:

Foetal alcohol and drug-affected children booking form (doc)

and return to:

Adoption UK Training Team
Linden House
55 The Green
South Bar Street
Banbury, Oxfordshire
OX16 9AB

Any questions?

For further information or to book over the telephone, please contact Corrina Jacob, Training Administrator, on 01926 852877 or email training@adoptionuk.org.uk