NVR – 7 week course
Parenting using Non-violent Resistance, a 7 week course presented by CCS Adoption and Action For Children. NVR is an approach for parents with children or adolescents with violent, destructive or harmful behaviours. It is designed for adopters who find themselves unable to experience family life in the way that they had hoped. You may be finding limited rewards, frequent stress and feelings of being lost with the child you are living with. Traditional parenting methods may have been tried and have failed and an alternative is needed. NVR focuses on resisting the use of any physical or verbal violence; persisting in the stand against the unwanted behaviours and repairing and uniting the relationship between the parent and the child.
NOW FULL – Starts Wednesday 18th September
Funding through the Adoption Support Fund £600/£1,100
Hearts and Minds
A Specialist Therapeutic Programme for Adoptive Families
NOW FULLY BOOKED
Created by Andrew Lister (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) and Dr Jude Courtney (Clinical Psychologist)
An 8 week specialist therapeutic programme for adoptive parents, designed for adopters who find themselves unable to experience family life in the way that they had hoped. You may be finding limited rewards, frequent stress and feelings of being lost with the child you are living with. The programme will focus on the 8 habits of the thriving adoptive family and provide strategies on how to embed these into your daily family life. The programme will enhance your family’s existing knowledge and enable reflection on the emotional journey that adoption brings.
This programme will be of particular benefit to those who are contemplating, or are about to engage in, therapeutic intervention. Adopters will need to have had a child placed for 6 months or more.
If you parent as a couple, both adults need to attend. To facilitate this we will hold both a morning and an evening session, so both can attend one or the other of the times, either separately or together. We would expect that people commit to attending all of the eight sessions. There will be a maximum of 12 attendees at each session.
NOW FULLY BOOKED See our events calendar for dates in Autumn 2019
Funding for the course is through the Adoption Support Fund.
Education Professionals’ Workshop
An introductory course on attachment and trauma aimed at professionals who work with vulnerable children in educations settings of all varieties. Delivered by an experienced trainer and an adoptive parent there will be opportunities for discussion and sharing of good practice. Delegates will leave the workshop with a better awareness and understanding of key issues in trauma and attachment, how these issues present in children’s behaviour and some strategies to support children in educational settings.
To book a place please contact us on 0117 955 8826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 1st July and Monday 25th November 2019, 9.30 – 12.30pm
Life Story Workshop
Helping adopted children understand their story can often be a challenge for parents. Life story work takes many formats from books, to later-life letters, memory boxes and longer term therapeutic support and it can be daunting to navigate and know how, when and what to access, so CCS are pleased to be able to offer this life story workshop for adopters. The workshop will explore how ongoing life story work contributes to children’s and young people’s understanding of their past, present and future and give adopters some tools and ideas to help them support their children through this journey. £10 for non CCS Adopters and free to CCS adopters.
Get in touch to book your place, 0117 935 0005 or email email@example.com
Tuesday 3rd December, 10am – 2.30pm
£10 for non CCS adopters. Free to CCS Adopters.
Regular workshops on a range of subjects often experienced by adopters are regularly held at The Centre.