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Therapeutic Innovations: Arts-Based and Body-Focused Interventions for Supporting Adoptive Families

Who this is for

Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities, and independent social workers), children’s social care services, children and family social workers, foster carers, kinship carers, designated teachers, and other professionals working with children and families.


Details

TBC


Learning 0utcomes

TBC


About the trainers

TBC


Instructions

A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact us at info@cvaa.org.uk. We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

CVAA accept online payments only. In case you do not have instant access to your company card, we suggest using your personal card instead to book a training event and claim it back with your agency in your expenses. Requesting an invoice to pay for our standard practice events is not possible.

Access to Records and Peer Support Service for Adopted Adults

Who this is for

Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities, and independent social workers), children’s social care services, children and family social workers, foster carers, kinship carers, designated teachers, and other professionals working with children and families.


Details

Adoption has a significant and lasting impact on the adoptee and yet support is rarely available post 18. In 2022 the Joint Committee on Human Rights conducted an Inquiry into UK adoptions between 1949 and 1976 and recognized in its report that both mothers and children have faced lifelong suffering as a consequence of the separation and secrecy which surrounded these events.  In response to the report, the Welsh Government Minister currently responsible for adoption made a personal apology in January 2023 to those affected and promised to do whatever she could to ensure there was support available going forward.

“[I enjoyed…] hearing the experiences from adopted adults and how they approached accessing their records and seeking our birth family relatives. Their experiences highlighted factors, that I had not considered in my own practice. I will most definitely have more consideration moving forward.” – Attendee, 2023

This practice session will be delivered by adopted people and the professionals who are working with them to develop new services. During this practice session, you will hear from senior adoption practitioners at Adoption UK  who are leading the development of a Membership and Services offer for adult adoptees, you will also hear from National Adoption Service in Wales using a co-production model.

“[I…] felt all sessions of the day were informative and stimulating and were both theoretical and practical- a good balance with time to also talk to other practitioners in the same field in the breakout rooms.” – Attendee, 2023

You will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the specific aspect of this work, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to identify the situations you find most challenging and work in smaller groups to consider various solutions.


Learning 0utcomes

  • Increased understanding of the psychological impact of historic adoption practices on adopted people.
  • Understand the psychological tasks which adopted people may need to navigate throughout their lives.
  • Explore how peer support combined with therapeutic knowledge, can be used to improve the mental health and general wellbeing of adopted people.

About the trainer

Ann Bell

Ann is an adopted person, adopted in 1959 in a closed adoption and an adoptive parent of a 16 year old.  For the last 15 years Ann has been the Director for Adoption UK in Wales.  Ann leads Adoption UK in the development of a support offer for adopted people which was launched in November 2022.   Ann is working closely with a group of adopted people and the National Adoption Service in Wales to develop a new programme of support for adopted people.


Instructions

A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact us at info@cvaa.org.uk. We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

CVAA accept online payments only. In case you do not have instant access to your company card, we suggest using your personal card instead to book a training event and claim it back with your agency in your expenses. Requesting an invoice to pay for our standard practice events is not possible.

Accessing Adoption Records: Peer Support Service for Adopted Adults

Who this is for

Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities, and independent social workers), children’s social care services, children and family social workers, foster carers, kinship carers, designated teachers, and other professionals working with children and families.


Details

Adoption has a significant and lasting impact on the adoptee and yet support is rarely available post 18. In 2022 the Joint Committee on Human Rights conducted an Inquiry into UK adoptions between 1949 and 1976 and recognized in its report that both mothers and children have faced lifelong suffering as a consequence of the separation and secrecy which surrounded these events.  In response to the report the Welsh Government Minister currently responsible for adoption made a personal apology in January 2023 to those effected and promised to do whatever she could to ensure there was support available going forward.

This webinar will be delivered by adopted people and the professionals who are working with them to develop new services. During this practice session, you will hear from senior adoption practitioners at Adoption UK  who are leading on the development of a Membership and Services offer for adult adoptees, you will also hear from National Adoption Service in Wales using a co-production model.

You will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the specific aspect of this work, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to identify the situations you find most challenging and work in smaller groups to consider various solutions.


Learning 0utcomes

  • Increased understanding of the psychological impact of historic adoption practices on adopted people.
  • Understand the psychological tasks which adopted people may need to navigate throughout their lives.
  • Explore how peer support combined with therapeutic knowledge, can be used to improve the mental health and general wellbeing of adopted people.

About the trainer

Ann Bell

Ann is an adopted person, adopted in 1959 in a closed adoption and an adoptive parent of a 16 year old.  For the last 15 years Ann has been the Director for Adoption UK in Wales.  Ann leads Adoption UK in the development of a support offer for adopted people which was launched in November 2022.   Ann is working closely with a group of adopted people and the National Adoption Service in Wales to develop a new programme of support for adopted people.


Instructions

A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact us at info@cvaa.org.uk. We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

CVAA accept online payments only. In case you do not have instant access to your company card, we suggest using your personal card instead to book a training event and claim it back with your agency in your expenses. Requesting an invoice to pay for our standard practice events is not possible.