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Courses for prospective adopters and adoptive parents

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Forthcoming courses

Nottinghamshire County Council prides itself on providing support throughout the adoption process and beyond.

So for prospective adopters and adoptive parents, we offer a series of informative sessions that are helpful and fun. Often featuring key speakers with extensive experience in their field, the sessions are run throughout the year in various locations across the county.

Details of forthcoming courses will be posted on this page when they are available but if you want to find out more, e-mail: adoption.learning@nottscc.gov.uk.

Eligibility

Please note: all courses listed here are only for prospective adopters and adoptive parents who are eligible for support after adoption from Nottinghamshire County Council. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please e-mail: adoption.learning@nottscc.gov.uk as we may consider your application if we have space.

Course title:Summary:Date:
Introduction to Theraplay®Theraplay® is an attachment-based therapeutic approach that uses structured play to help parents to enhance attachment, self-esteem, trust in others and joyful engagement.04/03/2014
Taming The Tiger: Help your child to become emotionally better regulated, calmer and engage more effectively with life.Led by Dr Renée P Marks, who is a regular and much sought after figure in the world of trauma and dissociation and offers regular training and workshop seminars in the UK, Europe and the USA. Dr Marks uses the Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutic (NMT) practice to enhance emotional regulation in traumatised children.03/05/2014
Contact in adoptionThis programme will help you consider the issues related to planning contact and ensuring this is in the best interest of your adopted child and family.06/05/2014
Contact in adoptionThis programme will help you consider the issues related to planning contact and ensuring this is in the best interest of your adopted child and family.23/06/2014
Changing Families, Changing RolesThis course is a chance for grandparents, adult family members and friends to explore the impact of adoption on them and how they can help the adoptive family.19/07/2014
Contact in adoptionThis programme will help you consider the issues related to planning contact and ensuring this is in the best interest of your adopted child and family.14/08/2014
Contact in adoptionThis programme will help you consider the issues related to planning contact and ensuring this is in the best interest of your adopted child and family.30/09/2014
Changing Families, Changing RolesThis course is a chance for grandparents, adult family members and friends to explore the impact of adoption on them and how they can help the adoptive family.25/10/2014
Changing Families, Changing RolesThis course is a chance for grandparents, adult family members and friends to explore the impact of adoption on them and how they can help the adoptive family.07/02/2015

Nottinghamshire Adoption Community Website

Nottinghamshire County Council offers all Nottinghamshire adoptive parents access to a secure 'by invitation only' password protected virtual learning environment.

This website gives you access to a range of 'rooms', each devoted to a specific topic. The rooms contain information, learning materials and video relating to the topic. Some areas overlap, and you will find material linked across different topics. This website is intended to work alongside our programme of adoptive parent's learning events

You will also find links to other relevant websites, back copies of our publications 'Support After Adoption Newsletter', news of young people's activities and regular updates. In the future you will be able to attend Webinars from the comfort of your own home through 'Liveroom'.

If you have forgotten your password or username, or would like your password to be reset, please e-mail: adoption.learning@nottscc.gov.uk.

Adoption library

Adoption Learning and Development working with Nottinghamshire Libraries have put an extensive collection of books and resources on adoption and childcare in local libraries around Nottinghamshire.

All Nottinghamshire adopters receive a card which entitles them to reserve any book or resource in the collection - free of charge.

If you are a Nottinghamshire adopter or prospective adopter and you haven't received a letter and peel-out card, please contact Rachael Ellis on e-mail: adoption.learning@nottscc.gov.uk.

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