Adoption for children and their adoptive parents can be very challenging. The majority of children are removed from their birth families because they have suffered abuse and neglect. Many will have had a number of different foster homes, and each move, including the one to their adoptive home, will contribute to the child’s experience of loss, insecurity, and trauma.
CCS Adoption provides the training, care, and support, that will help to ease those challenges and for parents to experience the very many rewards that adopting a child brings. The sessions are run by an experienced adopter, and a social worker or assistant social worker. There will be group exercises, discussions, and film clips to help support learning.
Training is available to all prospective adoptive parents undergoing, or who have undergone, assessment with a voluntary or regional adoption agency.
A minimum of four households per session is required for training to take place.
Family & Friends
This training gives an insight into the impact that trauma and insecure attachments can have on a vulnerable child. We help prepare for them for their first meeting with their new family member, manages expectations and broadens understanding of the support required for all.Read More
Linking & Matching
This training provides a chance to learn more about the Linking & Matching stage in an informal environment, to learn from other adopters’ experiences and to talk through any questions or concerns.Read More
Therapeutic Parenting 1
The session builds on the introduction to therapeutic parenting during the adopter preparation training, with a focus on the child’s interpretation of themselves and the world.Read More
Therapeutic Parenting 2
This session is for prospective adoptive parents who have been linked with a child and is presented with that child/ren in mind. We consider what can help reduce a child’s anxiety in those early months and beyond.Read More