Please find below information on Adoption UK events and events by other organisations which may be of use to prospective adopters, adoptive parents and practitioners.
When: Saturday 22 June 2013, 12.45-4.30pm
Where: A midlands venue
Are you an approved adopter waiting for a link with a child, or an adopter in the assessment process who has a panel date by September 2013?
If you are, BAAF would like to invite you to our adoption activity day.
At an adoption activity day children have the opportunity to meet families like you who want to adopt and also meet other children who are waiting to be adopted. You will have the opportunity to see and get to know some of the children who need adoptive families by joining in a range of activities with the children and there will also be opportunity to talk to their foster carers and social workers. If you have your own children they are welcome to come and join in the activities.
Some 50 children will be attending the event with their foster carers and social workers ranging in age from 1 to 8 years including single children and sibling groups. You will be invited to attend a short briefing before you go to meet the children. Here you will have the opportunity to view the profiles of the children who will be attending on the day. You may also wish to bring copies of your profile to give to social workers on the day.
You will need to discuss your interest in attending with your social worker who will be asked to formally refer you for a place at the event.
If you think you might like to attend, or are interested in knowing more, please contact Rebecca Parkes, administrator to the Adoption Activity Days Programme, 0121 753 7791 or drop her an email.
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18-19 June 2013
A Day for Parents on Sensory Integration
A 1- day course offering an opportunity to learn more about the effects of trauma on sensory integration with an understanding of the different kinds of treatment that are available and practical answers on how to help your child
30 October 2013
A Day for Parents on Education Based Problems and Solutions
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16 October 2013
Please contact 020 7354 4161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of these courses.
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Click here to book a place on our next Parent Training Day. The course will take place at a venua a short walk from London Old Street Tube. The cost includes a light lunch and training materials. There are up to 40 places available.
Are you in tune with your child and your child with you? Attachment is a dance of attunement, and misattunement, based on rhythm and resonance and frequencies. In this NEW and exciting, interactive workshop Joy Hasler will explore the ways in which this two way process can help build positive attachment. Joy introduces to PAC her trauma recovery model, showing why some strategies that should work dont - and how to find what does. Dont miss it!
Attachment is a two-way rhythmic process of misattunement and attunement between the parent and child. Attuning with traumatised children is almost impossible without being affected by the trauma. Rhythm and Resonance is an interactive day looking at how understanding the science of frequencies and resonance can assist in building positive attachments, and how working with natural rhythms can help bonding.
Benefits of attending
Increased understanding of the frequencies that underpin attunement
Becoming aware of the flow of energy through micro-moments that are the building blocks of attachments
Enable parents and professionals to recognise opportunities for resonance with traumatised children
Realisation why some strategies that experts say should work, dont work for you, and how to find out what is effective for you and your child
About the facilitator
Joy Hasler is a music therapist, teacher and founder of Catchpoint. She is an adoptive parent and has been a short and long-term foster carer. Joy has given presentations and run workshops in conferences internationally and is a published author/illustrator of books about parenting traumatised children. At Catchpoint, Joy heads a team of arts and play therapists who have developed a trauma recovery model of therapy with an attachment focus.