14th December 2020


Online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)
1.5 hours




Places available

About this course

This webinar will take place online, and details of how to join will be shared with registrants on the day of the event.

Parenting can be very challenging, especially when caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma. Our therapeutic work with adoptive families places parents, as well as children, at its centre. All of our work supporting families is undertaken by two clinicians who work closely together; one takes the lead on supporting the child and the other on supporting the parents/carers.


Parents need support to care for themselves in order to optimise the care they provide for their children. Where a family is living with the legacy of developmental trauma, it is especially important for parents to develop an understanding of what they bring into the caring relationship, as well as what their children bring. In supporting parents, we encourage them to reflect on personal history and how it impacts parenting; their journey to adoption; and their experiences of their own parents; expectations vs reality; adaptions they can make to meet their children’s needs and experience themselves as able parents.

The format of the webinar will be a presentation delivered by the speakers for approximately 60 minutes, followed by a question (submitted by the audience) and answer session of around 30 minutes.


Who is this event suitable for?

Social Workers and clinicians working with adoptive and special guardianship families.

Aims of the event

  • To present the central principles of the work with adoptive families at the centre;
  • To share our way of working with adoptive parents using a mentalizing framework;
  • To describe how we link parent and child therapy.

System requirements for online training

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this training. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this training. 

Before the training, please test your equipment is working by going to Zoom.us/test and follow the instructions.