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
27 January 201710am to 1pmThinking and talking about transitionsThanington Resource Centre
7 and 21 February 201710am to 1pmUnderstanding and managing sibling rivalryThanington Resource Centre
18 February 201710am to 2pmTalking with children about adoption and using life story booksLenham Community Centre
4 March 201710am to 2pmEmotional development in adopted childrenThanington Resource Centre
6 March 201710am to 1pmMaking sense of your child's non-verbal communicationLenham Community Centre
18 March 201710am to 1pmFacing up to Facebook and other social mediaLenham Community Centre
3 and 10 April 201710:30am to 12:30pmWorkshops 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 adolescentLenham Community Centre
9 and 23 May 201610am to 1pmWho's in charge? Negotiating issues of control with adopted children. (For parents with young people age 12 and under)Thanington Resource Centre
13 May 201710am to 2pmTalking with children about adoption and using life story booksThanington Resource Centre
2 June 201710am to 1pmThinking and talking about transitionsLenham Community Centre
10 June 201710am to 1pmGrandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Siblings - becoming a family through adoptionThanington Resource Centre
17 and 24 June 201710:30am to 12:30pmWorkshops 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 adolescentThanington Resource Centre
28 June 201710am to 1pmMaintaining and managing contact with birth familiesLenham Community Centre
1 July 201710am to 2pmTalking with children about adoption and using life story booksLenham 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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