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Due to the COVID-19 lockdown all of our parent/carer training days are currently postponed. We are currently exploring how these may be delivered online.

In the meantime, please stay safe and remember that self-care isn’t selfish. It enables us to be more effective when caring for others. If you feel that there is anything we could help you with in the meantime, please get in touch. 

We very much hope that once the pandemic is over we will be able to re-organise and plan dates for the Foundations for Attachment course. We will update this website with further information as soon as we can. Please keep an eye out for future dates.

In the meantime here is a YouTube clip from South East Wales Adoption Service on Parental Self-Care.

Foundations for Attachment

Helping parents to nurture attachments with their children

Adenydd is a local charity that aims to help the world to feel a safer place for children with developmental trauma. We are delighted to have obtained funding to enable us to run the "Foundations for Attachment" DDPI Endorsed Parenting Programme authored by Kim Golding.

Are you:

  • an adoptive parent,
  • parenting a child between the ages of 0-18,
  • ready, willing and able to attend 6 x 3-hour sessions
  • interested in learning more about therapeutic parenting?

This is a six-session programme to help adoptive parents to nurture attachments with their children. It is designed specifically for those caring for children whose capacity to emotionally connect has been compromised as a result of attachment problems, trauma, and loss or separation. 

The training is informed by attachment theory and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and consists of three core modules explored over six weekly sessions:

  • Understanding the Challenges of Parenting
  • Therapeutic Parenting
  • Looking After Yourself

We plan for you to feel relaxed and able to contribute your thoughts and experiences. The sessions are designed to help you in your parenting journey with your child. There will also be time for you to reflect on your own experiences and get support from the facilitators and other group members.

The course will be facilitated by Gela Griffiths, who is a Certified DDP Practitioner, and Sue Pilcher, who has undertaken DDP Level 1 training. Both have lived experience as foster carers. Gela is an adoptive mum of a young man with complex needs and Sue is his respite carer.

We hope you can join us!

Dates: To be confirmed 

Venue: Probably online

Time: To be confirmed

Cost: £75 per individual or £135 for two parents from the same family (total for six weekly sessions)

Click here for further information on DDPI Endorsed Parenting Programmes.

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