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Trauma-informed and Trauma-responsive Practice: Successfully working with Adopters who have experienced Trauma themselves

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 trainer

Hedwig Verhagen is an independent therapeutic social worker and a social work lecturer at the University of Leeds. She has an MSc in Therapeutic Interventions for Psychological Trauma. She has worked in adoption and special guardianship support services for many years and was part of the small team that set up the Centre for Adoption Support in Warrington. Hedwig has a special interest in attachment, sensory processing and body-focused approaches to working with trauma.


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.

Understanding Gender and Sexual Identity of Young Adopted People and Supporting their 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

Dr Zoe Webb

Dr Zoe Webb, BSc, PhD, DClinPsy, is a qualified child and adolescent clinical psychologist with over ten years experience of working with young people & their families. Having worked previously within Child and Adolescent. Mental Health services in the NHS, she has been in full-time independent practice since 2015. Zoe works therapeutically with both young people and adults, individually, dyadically or systemically on a range of mental health & well-being difficulties (inc. anxiety, depression, anger, self-harm etc..) with a specialist interest in developmental trauma & attachment difficulties.

In-Between Lines

In-Between Lines, is an award-winning community exploring the lived experience of multiple cultural, ethnic, or family identities e.g. adoptees, mixed-heritage individuals, and third-culture kids. Their aim is to create spaces for complex identities, to uplift marginalised experiences, and to challenge institutions to make real change.


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.

Understanding Gender Diversity in Assessing Prospective Adopters

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

During this bespoke training session, we will unlock a deeper understanding of gender diversity in adoption. This comprehensive webinar covers essential topics, including sex, gender, and various gender identities, providing a solid foundation for adoption practitioners. We will learn the basics of trans history and gain insights into the legal landscape surrounding gender diversity.

We will explore the latest research and apply the findings on the day-to-day experiences of gender diverse individuals, discovering the unique strengths they bring to the world of adoption and fostering. We will hear firsthand from gender diverse adopters, foster carers, and the social workers who assessed them, offering valuable perspectives that enrich your knowledge and practice.

You will be also equipped with the knowledge to support young people who are gender diverse, and access resources for ongoing support. We will learn how to seamlessly apply your newfound understanding to your role, creating an inclusive environment for all individuals involved in adoption and fostering.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your expertise, foster inclusivity, and contribute to a more supportive adoption and fostering community.


Learning outcomes

  • Understand sex, gender and various gender identities. ​
  • Know basic Trans history​
  • Understand the law​
  • Be aware of current research about the lived day-to-day experiences of gender diverse people ​
  • Understand the specific strengths that gender diverse people bring to adoption and fostering​
  • Hear from gender diverse adopters and foster carers and the social workers that assessed them​
  • Have a basic understanding of how to support young people that are gender diverse and where to find more support​
  • Know how to apply their learning to their role
  • Understand benefits of New Family Social membership and how they, and their gender diverse adopters and foster carers, can use New Family Social

About the trainer

Tor Docherty

Tor has over 20 years’ experience working in charities as a Chief Executive, and at a senior level, in diversity, equality and inclusion. She has extensive experience in strategic development, project management, fundraising, operational management, staff management, crisis management, finance, governance and policy work at local, regional and national level. Her interests are in diversity, equality and inclusion includes expertise in LGBTQ+ issues, disability, Deafness and neurodiversity. She has a law degree, a diploma in fundraising and a level six qualification in British Sign Language (BSL).


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.

Understanding Gender Diversity in Assessing Prospective Adopters

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

During this bespoke training session, we will unlock a deeper understanding of gender diversity in adoption. This comprehensive training covers essential topics, including sex, gender, and various gender identities, providing a solid foundation for adoption practitioners. We will learn the basics of trans history and gain insights into the legal landscape surrounding gender diversity.

We will explore the latest research and apply the findings on the day-to-day experiences of gender diverse individuals, discovering the unique strengths they bring to the world of adoption and fostering. We will hear firsthand from gender diverse adopters, foster carers, and the social workers who assessed them, offering valuable perspectives that enrich your knowledge and practice.

You will be also equipped with the knowledge to support young people who are gender diverse, and access resources for ongoing support. We will learn how to seamlessly apply your newfound understanding to your role, creating an inclusive environment for all individuals involved in adoption and fostering.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your expertise, foster inclusivity, and contribute to a more supportive adoption and fostering community.


Learning outcomes

  • Understand sex, gender and various gender identities. ​
  • Know basic Trans history​
  • Understand the law​
  • Be aware of current research about the lived day-to-day experiences of gender diverse people ​
  • Understand the specific strengths that gender diverse people bring to adoption and fostering​
  • Hear from gender diverse adopters and foster carers and the social workers that assessed them​
  • Have a basic understanding of how to support young people that are gender diverse and where to find more support​
  • Know how to apply their learning to their role
  • Understand benefits of New Family Social membership and how they, and their gender diverse adopters and foster carers, can use New Family Social

About the trainer

Tor Docherty

Tor has over 20 years’ experience working in charities as a Chief Executive, and at a senior level, in diversity, equality and inclusion. She has extensive experience in strategic development, project management, fundraising, operational management, staff management, crisis management, finance, governance and policy work at local, regional and national level. Her interests are in diversity, equality and inclusion includes expertise in LGBTQ+ issues, disability, Deafness and neurodiversity. She has a law degree, a diploma in fundraising and a level six qualification in British Sign Language (BSL).


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.