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Enhanced Adoptive Parenting
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21 Feb 2018
Croydon (6.30 - 8.30pm)

Adopting a child changes your life forever and we’re here to support you throughout your adoption journey, every step of the way. We work with caring and compassionate adopters who provide a loving and nurturing family life for those who’ve had the most challenging start.

Join us and find out why our adopters decided adoption was the right path for them, how they found the adoption application process, what it's like to face the adoption panel and how to find the right child or children for your family.

Our adoption team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will also hear about
* the vulnerable children in need of adoption
* the adoption vetting process
* Diagrama's comprehensive support service
* why Diagrama is the agency for you.

We work with adopters from all walks of life. Not sure if you can adopt? We have more information on who can adopt on our website. To find out how to reserve your place or to request an adoption pack, email adoption@diagrama.org, call 0800 802 1910 or visitdiagramaadoption.org.uk

28 Feb 2018
Croydon (9am - 5pm)

Some children may display challenging behaviours as a result of their early life experiences. These behaviours may at times be difficult for adopters or prospective adopters to understand and manage.

Enhanced Adoptive Parenting is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on dealing with these potential difficult situations that you may face as an adopter.

The programme will cover the following:

* Understanding a child’s behaviour in the context of past experiences

* Management strategies that can be put in place to improve a range of issues such as attachment difficulties, discipline and boundaries, anxiety etc.

To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

3 Mar 2018
Rochester Cathedral, ME1 1SX, from 11.30am - 12.30pm

Please join us for a special celebration in Rochester Cathedral, hosted by The Right Reverend James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester, to mark the amazing work of foster carers and adopters, and their contribution to society and the young people they serve and care for. 

The service marks the culmination of our ground-breaking partnership formed by Home for Good, the Diagrama Foundation and the Diocese of Rochester to raise the profile of fostering and adoption in the Christian community.

We will be joined by children from Greenacre Academy school choir.

For more information and to book your free place at this child-friendly event visit homeforgood.org.uk/rochestercathedral

7 Mar 2018
Rochester, Kent (6.30-8.30pm)

Adopting a child changes your life forever and we’re here to support you throughout your adoption journey, every step of the way. We work with caring and compassionate adopters who provide a loving and nurturing family life for those who’ve had the most challenging start.

Join us and find out why our adopters decided adoption was the right path for them, how they found the adoption application process, what it's like to face the adoption panel and how to find the right child or children for your family.

Our adoption team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will also hear about
* the vulnerable children in need of adoption
* the adoption vetting process
* Diagrama's comprehensive support service
* why Diagrama is the agency for you.

We work with adopters from all walks of life. Not sure if you can adopt? We have more information on who can adopt on our website. To find out how to reserve your place or to request an adoption pack, email adoption@diagrama.org, or call our team on 0800 802 1910. 

8 Mar 2018
Lloyds Bank 33 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1HZ, 6.30-8.30pm

Diagrama's fostering and adoption team is supporting the New Family Social LGBT Adoption and Fostering week seminar in London. We will be there to answer any questions you have about the process involved, and you can learn how we will support you every step of the way.

One of our adopters will also be joining us to share her experience of adopting three little girls - you'll have the chance to ask her about any challenges she and her wife faced along the way and how they overcame them.

Did you know....in 2017, 1 in 10 adoptions were to same-sex couples. There's a desperate need for LGBT foster carers and adopters across the UK, with 9,000 foster carers needed this year and over 70,000 children still in care.

New Family Social has also organised for a Q & A session and presentations throughout the evening featuring adoption and fostering professionals.

ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY - PLEASE BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE

For security reasons please bring your printed ticket and photo ID with you. There's also a bag check prior to entry for this event.

You can arrive at the venue from 18:00 to register and clear security. The event will start promptly at 18:30. Please note that this event is for adults only.

If you wish to contact the organiser of this event with any questions please email Paul Jenkins-Green at paul.jenkins-green@newfamilysocial.org.uk

 

9 Mar 2018
Croydon (9am - 1.30pm)

Parenting teenagers can be a challenge, particularly those teenagers that have had a difficult start to life and may have experienced neglect and abuse. Adopted children may be established within the family but may become unsettled once they reach adolescence.

Parenting Adopted Teenagers is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on the following topics:

* Understanding the difficulties that may arise in children during adolescence

* Understanding what is behind the young person’s behaviour

* Strategies that can be put in place to improve a range of issues linked to early life trauma

To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

21 Mar 2018
Croydon (6.30 - 8.30pm)

Adopting a child changes your life forever and we’re here to support you throughout your adoption journey, every step of the way. We work with caring and compassionate adopters who provide a loving and nurturing family life for those who’ve had the most challenging start.

Join us on and find out why our adopters decided adoption was the right path for them, how they found the adoption application process, what it's like to face the adoption panel and how to find the right child or children for your family.

Our adoption team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will also hear about
* the vulnerable children in need of adoption
* the adoption vetting process
* Diagrama's comprehensive support service
* why Diagrama is the agency for you.

We work with adopters from all walks of life. Not sure if you can adopt? We have more information on who can adopt on our website. To find out how to reserve your place or to request an adoption pack, email adoption@diagrama.org, call 0800 802 1910 or visitdiagramaadoption.org.uk

18 Apr 2018
Croydon (6.30 - 8.30pm)

Adopting a child changes your life forever and we’re here to support you throughout your adoption journey, every step of the way. We work with caring and compassionate adopters who provide a loving and nurturing family life for those who’ve had the most challenging start.

Join us on and find out why our adopters decided adoption was the right path for them, how they found the adoption application process, what it's like to face the adoption panel and how to find the right child or children for your family.

Our adoption team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will also hear about
* the vulnerable children in need of adoption
* the adoption vetting process
* Diagrama's comprehensive support service
* why Diagrama is the agency for you.

We work with adopters from all walks of life. Not sure if you can adopt? We have more information on who can adopt on our website. To find out how to reserve your place or to request an adoption pack, email adoption@diagrama.org, call 0800 802 1910 or visitdiagramaadoption.org.uk

14 May 2018
Croydon (9am - 2.30pm)

Children who have been adopted may display anger and rage in ways that could seem excessive and intimidating. It is always important to remember that this behaviour could be linked to early life experiences as well as coming to terms with the fact that they were adopted. This may cause them to feel unloved and unwanted.

Dealing with Anger and Rage is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on dealing with these potential difficult situations that you may face as an adopter and the strategies that can be put in place to improve a range of issues such as outbursts and aggression.

To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

25 Jun 2018
Croydon (9am - 2.30pm)

Attachment, simple and complex traumas can all have a profound impact on a child and their development. The way attachment issues and trauma manifest in a child’s behaviour can be confusing and difficult for adopters to understand.  Many children who are adopted may not have previously experienced positive relationships and instead, may have been subject to neglect and abuse.

Attachment and Trauma is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on understanding trauma and attachment and how both affect adopted children.

The programme will cover the following:

* What is trauma and how it affects attachment

* How is a child’s overall development and daily functioning affected by trauma

* Ways in which to manage trauma and attachment difficulties

To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

7 Jul 2018
Croydon (10am - 3pm)

Fostering for Adoption is considered when adoption looks the likely path for babies and children in local authority care, but there is still a small chance they will be reunited with their birth family. In most cases, the children are very young. The majority of children considered for the Fostering for Adoption pathway will go on to be adopted.

It means that you will first foster the child or children knowing there is a good chance you will go on to become their permanent, adoptive parent/s but it is not guaranteed at that stage. Fostering for Adoption applicants are approved as both adopters and as foster carers.

As part of your assessment with Diagrama we offer free Fostering for Adoption training. In this training we will cover the following topics:

*Legislation and fostering allowance
*Expectations and demands of foster carers / adopters
*The types of children needing foster to adopt placements and their typical family backgrounds
*How does Fostering for Adoption differ from standalone fostering and adoption?

To find out how to reserve your place email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

10 Sep 2018
Croydon (9am - 1pm)

It is essential for adoptive parents to understand the complexities that children may display as a result of loss and grief they may have experienced. Children will express their emotions in different ways. Some may internalise their emotions while others may present as being sad or perhaps have angry outbursts. Children experiencing loss and grief will require resilient caregivers who can provide a lot of emotional support.

Loss, Grief and Transitions is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on understanding loss and grief in adopted children and how this can affect their overall development and any changes throughout their life.

The programme will cover the following:

* Loss and grief in adopted children and their potential lifelong impact

* Struggles when it comes to change and transitions

* Techniques that can be adopted when caring for a child experiencing loss and grief

To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

31 Oct 2018
Croydon (9am - 1pm)

Social media is very much a part of our daily lives and is widespread amongst adults and children, including those that have been adopted. Although social media has positive benefits, it is also important for adopters to be aware of the potential risks.

Adopted children may become curious about their background and lack of information and may use social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram to track their birth relatives. The situation could also be the reverse whereby birth relatives wish to make contact with the adopted child.

Contact and Social Media is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on the importance of meaningful contact with birth relatives and will cover the following topics:

* How to manage ongoing contact appropriately

* The dangers of social media for adoptive families

* Vulnerability of online bullying and sexual grooming

 To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

19 Nov 2018
Croydon (9am - 2.30pm)

It is possible for children who have experienced neglect, abuse or some form of trauma to develop sensory processing and developmental difficulties of some form. A child who has not been physically or mentally stimulated may develop difficulties such as poor coordination and Global Developmental Delay. If these difficulties are not resolved it could result in the child’s development being impaired.

Sensory Integration is a training programme aimed at adopters who are in stage two, are approved, have children placed with them or who have adopted. It focusses on the effects of neglect, abuse and trauma on sensory development and regulating behaviour and emotion through sensory integration.

The programme will cover the following:

* How trauma and disrupted attachment have a lifelong effect on sensory development of abused and neglected children

* Strategies to regulate emotions and manage challenging behaviour through sensory integration

To find out how to reserve your place, email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910

1 Dec 2018
Croydon (10am - 3pm)

Fostering for Adoption is considered when adoption looks the likely path for babies and children in local authority care, but there is still a small chance they will be reunited with their birth family. In most cases, the children are very young. The majority of children considered for the Fostering for Adoption pathway will go on to be adopted.

It means that you will first foster the child or children knowing there is a good chance you will go on to become their permanent, adoptive parent/s but it is not guaranteed at that stage. Fostering for Adoption applicants are approved as both adopters and as foster carers.

As part of your assessment with Diagrama we offer free Fostering for Adoption training. In this training we will cover the following topics:

*Legislation and fostering allowance
*Expectations and demands of foster carers / adopters
*The types of children needing foster to adopt placements and their typical family backgrounds
*How does Fostering for Adoption differ from standalone fostering and adoption?

To find out how to reserve your place email adoption@diagrama.org or call 0800 802 1910