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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.


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:
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.12/01/2015
Welfare Rights SeminarLooking after any child involves expense - children don’t live on thin air! 14/01/2015
I can’t Dance 2: team around the childThis day is bespoke day designed for smaller groups of parents and their supporting professionals. The workshop will explore the definitions and impact of trauma, looking to identify individual plans and techniques to help at home and school. The dance of anger will be examined. 23/01/2015
The Autistic Spectrum: exploding the myths (Ollerton/Newark)Are you looking to understand more about autism and how it affects people?29/01/2015
Transitions in EducationTransitions are a normal part of everyday life, but for children who have experienced trauma in their lives, transitions can be a challenging and sometimes traumatic process. 12/02/2015
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.28/02/2015
Introduction to TheraplayLooking for a playful and engaging technique to help build attachments with your adoptive / foster children?10/03/2015
The Autistic Spectrum: exploding the myths (West Bridgford)Are you looking to understand more about autism and how it affects people?19/03/2015
Birth family reunions for Teenagers *New event*Is your teenager thinking about reunion with their birth family? What do you need to know?23/04/2015

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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