SFCS Adopter Conference 2020

Siblings: Parenting, Managing & Supporting Families

Date:  Friday 15th May 2020
Time:  9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue:  The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South, MK12 5TH


Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel (rather than postpone) the conference at this time.

If you have already booked your place at this event, you are entitled to a full refund, and we will be contacting you shortly to arrange this.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Following the success of our previous conferences, SFCS is delighted to welcome Denise Golding and Zach Gomm back to Milton Keynes once again.  Denise and Zach are certified instructors of The Great Behavior Breakdown by Bryan Post.  Their Live Life and Love Healing courses focus on an attachment-based parenting approach which uses techniques and strategies from The Great Behavior Breakdown (GBB), incorporating PACE, and some therapy and sensory integration techniques.

This conference is for adopters, foster carers, special guardians and professionals who parent, care for or work with siblings and their families. Bookings can be made using the conference leaflet below.

This workshop offers a ‘toolbox’ of techniques to use with siblings and those caring for them. The course draws on attachment theory and current neuroscience, and builds on Dan Hughes’ PACE model.  Delegates will learn strategies for multiple and complex behaviours often presented by siblings in placement.


Benefits for delegates:

  • An understanding of the trauma bond and roles of siblings
  • The importance of staying regulated (for parents and children)
  • Practical attachment-based strategies to support children and parents to manage challenging behavior
  • An overview on how early experience impacts brain development for siblings who have experienced neglect and trauma
  • Consider the impact of neglect and adverse early experiences have on a child and how this impacts on the new family including birth children in fostering, adoption and connected persons placements
  • Learn strategies that will support parents and other care- givers in caring for siblings who have a ‘trauma bond’
  • Understand the importance of reducing parental stress in order to promote secure attachments and techniques which support this


Previous delegates of this course have said:

Zach and Denise have changed our family life. I'll be forever grateful. So glad I did their GBB siblings course while I can still have a strong impact on our kids' life.” - A.G.

“To see the siblings dynamic as communication instead of naughty behaviour is a revelation.” - S.C.

Book now!

Tickets cost just £120 for the entire conference, which includes all handouts, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. We are also offering a limited number of reduced rate tickets (£75 each) to SFCS adopters. 

To book your place, please complete and return the booking form on the back page of the conference leaflet. Please note, if you are an SFCS adopter, you should call 01908 572700 to reserve your reduced rate ticket before returning your form.

We will need to receive your payment within 7 working days of your booking form, to secure your place(s) at the conference.

If you have any queries regarding the conference, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to seeing you in May!