SFCS Adopter Conference 2018: Parenting Teens

Date:  Monday 12th November – Tuesday 13th November 2018
Time:  9.30am – 4.00pm
Venue:  The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill South, MK12 5TH


Following the success of last year’s annual conference, SFCS is delighted to welcome Denise Golding and Zach Gomm back to Milton Keynes to deliver this two-day conference.  Denise and Zach are certified instructors of The Great Behavior Breakdown by Bryan Post.  Their Live Life and Love Healing course focuses on an attachment, love-based parenting approach which uses techniques and strategies from The Great Behavior Breakdown, incorporating PACE, and some therapy and sensory integration techniques.

This is a two day workshop for adopters, foster carers, special guardians and professionals who work with teenagers who present challenging behaviours. The workshop focuses on the particular difficulties faced by teenagers and provides techniques to help parents, carers and professionals manage their behaviours and support their development. You will learn practical strategies and be provided with a toolbox of techniques to manage challenging teen behaviours and lower the stress for yourself.


This workshop covers a range of subjects including:

  • Core messages of teen age and teenage behaviours
  • The physiology of the teenage brain and teen age as a life stage
  • Parenting/supporting teens with trauma and attachment disruption; incorporating the Stress Model: Love v Fear and the paramount need to keep connected in the relationship
  • The need for adult self-regulation
  • Transitions / Defiance and Aggression and Hyper and Hypo behaviours
  • Addictive behaviours: Stealing and self-harm
  • Social media, screens and keeping safe online
  • Sex, sexuality and sexualised behaviours
  • Personal hygiene and self-care
  • Identity and Lifestory Work


Booking for this conference will open shortly - please keep checking this page for further updates. We look forward to seeing you in November!

I am super excited to recommend my friends and UK Certified Great Behavior Breakdown Trainers, Denise & Zach.

They are creative and dynamic trainers who will provide professionals and parents with a clear model for understanding challenging behaviors as well as an extremely effective toolbox of positive strategies, techniques and resources to implement every single day.

Denise and Zach have lived this parenting model as well as taught it and their dedication and passion for ‘love-based’, relationship-focused parenting is very evident in their delivery of this model and the consistently high feedback and results they receive. If you have the opportunity to hear these two please bring an open-heart and a hungry mind, you are in for a life-changing experience!

Bryan Post, author of The Great Behavior Breakdown