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Adopter conference booking NOW OPEN!

July 06, 2015

Lonely boy sitting on the floor in the corner

We’re delighted to announce that booking for our annual adopter conference is now open!

Entitled ‘Taming the Tiger – Emotional regulation for children with complex trauma’, the conference takes place on Saturday 21st November at The Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes.

Our adopter conference will be led by Dr Renée P Marks.  Dr Marks works as Consultant Therapist and Clinical Lead at Integrate Families in the North of England.  Integrate Families is a National Centre for children with Complex Trauma and Dissociation.

Dr Marks is a national and international trainer on the topics of attachment, emotional regulation, complex trauma and dissociation in children and adolescents.  Her training is based on a combination of research, theory and the practical application of these in the work and therapeutic approach with children and adolescents.

Through her vast experience in working with children and adolescents, Dr Marks provides practical ‘tools’ to adoptive parents, foster carers and teachers, and effective therapeutic techniques to therapists and counsellors in working with the more serious and complicated population of traumatised children and adolescents.

The day will be divided into four parts:

  1. Put your mask on first – emotional regulation of the adult
  2. How trauma changes the brain and emotional regulation
  3. Trauma-based behaviours and emotional regulation at home and at school
  4. Practical strategies for promoting emotional regulation at home and at school

Whilst the focus will be on adopted children, this conference will be invaluable to adopters, foster carers, parents and professionals who work with children who present challenging behaviours.

If you would like to find out more and book a place, please visit the conference page of our website. This gives you further information about the benefits this conference will offer to delegates, as well as details of costs and the booking process.  A limited number of discounted places are available to SFCS adopters and MK Council adopters – full details can be found in the leaflet.

We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be an informative and enlightening day for both adopters and professionals.

This conference is just one of the wide-ranging adoption support services we provide through Adoption Connections.  The conference is presented by SFCS and sponsored by Milton Keynes Council.

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