About this event


This seminar will take place online (joining instructions will be shared with registrants close to the event)

Children who are adopted have often experienced trauma in their very early lives. How can we best work with under 5s and their families to make sure that they can get the compassionate care they need?








About this seminar

In this free seminar we will look at how we can help children overcome their early experiences to encourage long-lasting, stable and enduring relationships. We will also look at a new model of group play work developed and tested by the Anna Freud Centre for adoptive families with under 5s, and hear about the wide range of therapeutic work that the Centre delivers for adoptive families of all ages.


Professor Peter Fonagy: Chief Executive Anna Freud Centre


  • Sally Donavan OBE, adoptive parent, author and founder of The No Matter What
  • Katherine Mautner, Senior Clinician – Adoption (Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service), Social Worker and Play Therapist, Anna Freud Centre
  • Dr Camilla Rosan, Head of Early Years Programme and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Anna Freud Centre 
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