WAF Talks webinars provide helpful support and advice

2nd July 2020 News

WAF Talks is a new webinar programme Adopt London has recently launched with We Are Family (WAF). WAF members suggest topics relevant to issues they are currently facing and then WAF find speakers to discuss these topics and provide Q&A sessions.

Topics covered so far include: returning to school, dealing with violent behaviour and managing adopters’ stress and fatigue.

WAF Talks will be providing 2-4 live webinars a month. The sessions are also available for members to access after the event too.

How can I join?

The webinars are free to join for adopters and approved prospective adopters (during Stage Two). You just need to sign up for WAF by visiting their website here: www.wearefamilyadoption.org.uk

Don’t forget to check this blog for a list of sessions held each month

Upcoming webinars

Saturday 8th & 15th August 9.15am-1pm
An opportunity to work in small groups with adoptive dad, social worker and trainer Al Coates MBE. The workshops will cover:

  • Chronic loss, the implication for adopters, managing expectations and the challenges faced
  • The impact of chronic loss on adopted children
  • Practical strategies to help manage challenging behaviour
  • Adopter Resilience. Components of resilience, developing strategies and long-term thinking.

Thursday 13th August 8.30-9.45pm
“Preparing and managing the return to school for children. What schools and parents can do” with Stuart Guest, headteacher, blogger, speaker and trainer for trauma informed schools.

Thursday 20th August 8-9.30pm
“5 strategies for parents of children who have difficulty managing aggressive behaviour” with Tosha Score, parenting coach, trainer, speaker and parent.

All WAF Talks webinars are recorded and available to WAF members. Previous sessions include:

  • “Practical support for families that live with Childhood Challenging Violent and Aggressive Behaviour” with Al Coates MBE
  • “Boosting Personal Resilience” with Simon Pimenta
  • “School’s Out for Summer – Part 1″ and “School’s Out for Summer – Part 2” with Stephen Hoult-Allen, Headteacher
  • “Communicating with Children using Life Story Therapeutic Tools” with Richard Rose “Attachment Sense: The Sensory Side of Attachment” with Caireen McGlashan, Children’s Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • “‘The role of virtual heads with previously looked after children” with Virtual School Heads
  • “Therapeutic Parenting: 17 Tips for Survival and Thrive-al” with Sally Donovan, Author, Speaker and Therapeutic Parenting advocate.

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