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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