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Booking now open for SFCS Annual Conference!

January 23, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for the SFCS Annual Conference 2020.

The conference is entitled Siblings: Parenting, Managing and Supporting Families, and our guest speakers for the day are Denise Golding and Zach Gomm.

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.

The conference will take place on Friday 15th May 2020, between 9.00am – 4.30pm, at The Ridgeway Centre, Wolverton Mill South, Milton Keynes MK12 5TH.

This conference is for adopters, foster carers, special guardians and professionals who parent, care for or work with siblings and their families. 

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


Book your place

Full price tickets for this conference cost just £120, which includes all handouts, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. However, we are offering a limited number of reduced rate tickets (£75 each) to SFCS adopters.  These places will be offered on a strictly first come, first served basis, with a maximum of two per family.

To find out more about the conference and how to book your place(s), please visit our Conference page and download the booking form.

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