PACT offers a range of face-to-face training for approved or prospective PACT adoptive families.
All training is free to attend for PACT adopters and there is no limit on the number of courses that can be attended. Training takes place in London, Reading and Brighton.
The latest training dates and course outlines are listed below. If you would like to receive further information or attend any of these free courses run by PACT please email [email protected] or call 0118 402 1715.
PACT also runs ImPACT days for adopted children. Our dates for 2018 will be posted here soon.
If you aren’t a PACT adopter but would like to attend a course listed below, find out more about Commissioning PACT.
Face-to-face training led by Kathryn Farrow, PACT Strenthening Families
Tuesday 21 November, 7:15pm, Elizabeth Cantell Room, The Old Town Hall, New Broadway, Uxbridge Road Ealing W5 2BY
Does your child have difficulty with some food textures? Are they restless and fidgety? Are they sensitive to clothing, or super-sensitive to touch?
This seminar will provide an introduction to Sensory Integration and some of the techniques that can be used to help children and young people.
- Sensory Integration involves the processing of sensation through touch, movement, body position, vision, smell, taste and sound.
- Effective Sensory Integration provides a foundation for later more complex learning and behaviour regulation Kathryn Farrow has been working as a therapeutic social worker for several years, most recently with PACT in their Strengthening Families team.
- Kathryn Farrow has been working as a therapeutic social worker for several years, most recently with PACT in their Strengthening Families team. She has a diploma in Parent Child Therapy and incorporates many of the therapeutic models in her practice, including DDP, Theraplay and Sensory Integration and Regulation.
To book your place, please email [email protected]
Family and friends training
This half-day course is designed for the relatives and close friends of PACT's adoptive families. The course provides:
- An overview of the backgrounds of children placed for adoption
- Attachment theory and how children placed for adoption can form healthy attachments.
The course will be held on the following dates. Family and friends of adopters only need to attend one session.
Saturday 25 November, 9:30am -1:15pm, London
Saturday 9 December, 9:30am - 1.15pm, London
The Great Challenge! Responding to Difficult Behaviour. (Including aggressive and violent behaviour, stealing and lying)
Children who have encountered early neglect, abuse, trauma and have attachment difficulties are inevitably going to express their fears and anxieties through their behaviour. This course will enable you to explore different ways of responding to challenging behaviours often displayed by adopted children which can include violence, aggression, stealing, lying and not co-operating.
Tuesday 14 November, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Reading