Adoption support and CAMHS workshop 1 Friday 12 July 2024

Course date: Friday, July 12, 2024

AEM adoption support have joined up with Nottinghamshire CAMHS to support adoptive parents to revisit the impact of developmental trauma on their child and their emotional wellbeing.

These workshops aim to support adoptive parents with thinking about their concerns in relation to their child’s current presentation using a trauma informed approach and are available to all adoptive parents in the AEM region.

All adoptive parents attending workshops 2 and 3 will require a solid understanding of developmental trauma. If adoptive parents have already attended other courses relating to this workshops 2 and 3 can be accessed straight away. If adoptive parents haven’t attended other courses or wish to refresh their knowledge, workshop 1 will help attendees get more out of workshops 2 and 3.

Workshop 1 will give adoptive parents the opportunity to revisit their understanding of developmental trauma and to think about a child’s early life experiences, in utero and pre-adoption. They will be encouraged to consider these experiences through a trauma lens when thinking about a child behaviours and emotional needs.

The aims of the workshop include:

  • Defining what is meant by developmental trauma.
  • Defining emotional wellbeing and mental health.
  • Considering the impact of developmental trauma on the brain.
  • Considering developmental trauma on emotional wellbeing and mental health.
  • To think about how this fits with their child.
  • To help have a greater understanding of their child.
  • To think about what could help your their child.

There will be plenty of time for informal discussions and reflections within the timings of all three workshops.

Workshop 1 will be taking place on Friday 12 July 2024 from 10am - 1pm. To book a place and find out more information about the venue please email:

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