Learning and development programme

This programme has been developed in conjunction with adoptive parents. It helps adoptive parents develop the skills and confidence to support their child's emotional development and wellbeing, to maximise their potential. The programme is aimed at adopters approved and waiting, adopters who have children placed with them and adopters who have adopted children.

The workshops will be delivered by members of the multi-disciplinary post adoption team, including clinical therapists as well as external speakers.

Current events

DateTimeEventVenue
13 and 27 November 201710am to 1pm and 10am to 2pm

Who’s in charge? Negotiating issues of control with adopted children

Thanington Resource Centre
16 November 201710am to 1pmSocial MediaLenham Community Centre
18 November 2017 10am to 2pmTalking with children about adoption and using life story booksLenham Community Centre
11 December 201710am to 1pmUnderstanding and managing sibling rivalryThanington Resource Centre
13 and 27 January 201710am to 1pm and 10am to 2pmWho’s in charge? Negotiating issues of control with adopted childrenThanington Resource Centre
3 February 201810am to 1pmSocial MediaLenham Community Centre
7 and 21 February 201810am to 1pm and 10am to 2pmWho's in charge? Negotiating issues of control with adopted childrenKings Hill Community College
7 March 201810am to 1pmMaking sense of your child's non-verbal communicationKings Hill Community College
14 and 28 March 201810am to 1pmWeathering the stormKings Hill Community College
17 March 201810am to 1pmThinking about and managing transitionsLenham Community Centre
28 March 201810am to 1pmMaintaining and managing contact with birth familiesKings Hill Community College
31 March 201810am to 1pmAutism Spectrum Disorders and AttachmentLenham Community Centre
5 and 12 April 201811am to 1:30pmThe adolescent years when your child is adoptedKings Hill Community Centre
5 May 201810am to 2pmTalking with children about adoption and using life story booksLenham Community Centre
12 May 201810am to 1pmComplex Trauma and its impact on the child and family life: How to survive it and thriveLenham Community Centre
26 May 201810am to 1pmChildhood bereavement and adoptionLenham Community Centre
2 and 9 June 201811am to 1:30pmThe adolescent years when your child is adoptedThannington Resource Centre
6 and 20 June 201810am to 1pmWeathering the stormThannington Resource Centre
23 June 201810am to 1pmBecoming an extended family through adoptionLenham Community Centre
28 June 2018 and 12 July 201810am to 1pm and 10am to 2pmWho’s in charge? Negotiating issues of control with adopted childrenKings Hill Community Centre


To book onto any of these events, please email adoption.training@kent.gov.uk.

We will also contact adopters by email about the programme. Please contact adoption.training@kent.gov.uk to update your email address with us.

Read full details of the learning and development programme (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Contact

For Learning and Development information, please call us on 03000 420508 or email adoption.training@kent.gov.uk.

Feedback

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