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.
|27 January 2017||10am to 1pm||Thinking and talking about transitions||Thanington Resource Centre|
|7 and 21 February 2017||10am to 1pm||Understanding and managing sibling rivalry||Thanington Resource Centre|
|18 February 2017||10am to 2pm||Talking with children about adoption and using life story books||Lenham Community Centre|
|4 March 2017||10am to 2pm||Emotional development in adopted children||Thanington Resource Centre|
|6 March 2017||10am to 1pm||Making sense of your child's non-verbal communication||Lenham Community Centre|
|18 March 2017||10am to 1pm||Facing up to Facebook and other social media||Lenham Community Centre|
|3 and 10 April 2017||10:30am to 12:30pm||Workshops for families with young people aged 12 and above - two part workshop to think to discuss what it is like to be an adopted adolescent and to be the parent of an adopted adolescent||Lenham Community Centre|
|9 and 23 May 2016||10am to 1pm||Who's in charge? Negotiating issues of control with adopted children. (For parents with young people age 12 and under)||Thanington Resource Centre|
|13 May 2017||10am to 2pm||Talking with children about adoption and using life story books||Thanington Resource Centre|
|2 June 2017||10am to 1pm||Thinking and talking about transitions||Lenham Community Centre|
|10 June 2017||10am to 1pm||Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Siblings - becoming a family through adoption||Thanington Resource Centre|
|17 and 24 June 2017||10:30am to 12:30pm||Workshops for families with young people aged 12 and above - two part workshop to think to discuss what it is like to be an adopted adolescent and to be the parent of an adopted adolescent||Thanington Resource Centre|
|28 June 2017||10am to 1pm||Maintaining and managing contact with birth families||Lenham Community Centre|
|1 July 2017||10am to 2pm||Talking with children about adoption and using life story books||Lenham Community Centre|
To book onto any of these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also contact adopters by email about the programme. Please contact email@example.com to update your email address with us.
Read full details of the learning and development programme (PDF, 1.3 MB).
For Learning and Development information, please call us on 03000 420508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.