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Overcoming Blocked Care: How to Help Adoptive Parents to Reconnect

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.


This is an interactive training course to help supporting adoption professionals to improve relationships by recognising and resolving compassion fatigue and blocked care in adoption and fostering. This course helps supporting professionals who are working with parents that are caring for Traumatised children to identify and manage compassion fatigue.

“The speakers were absolutely brilliant and spoke around the subject very well giving an insight into the topic.” – Attendee, November 2022

This course will cover neuro diversity and blocked care and will also include information on secondary trauma and grief for adopters.

Our trainers Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon at The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma will support professionals to identify and reject the usual ‘blame and withdraw’ model’, where there is actual or likely disruption, allowing them to work intensively alongside the parents, engaging in the ‘Therapeutic Parenting’ model.

“I loved all of it, the best course I have been on. Informative, personal and made so much sense.” – Attendee, November 2022

They will provide comprehensive information around how blocked care happens, changes in the brain and how we can overcome it and reconnect to our children.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the term Compassion Fatigue
  • Understand how Compassion Fatigue happens
  • Learn about strategies to overcome Compassion Fatigue and blocked care
  • Identify the symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and give them strategies to manage and interrupt Compassion Fatigue

About the trainers

Sarah Naish and Sarah Dillon

More details to follow


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 We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

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