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What is PACE Therapeutic Parenting?

PACE Therapeutic Parenting is a model of care which helps support and form secure attachments with children and young people who may have experienced difficulties in early life. This way of parenting is being recognised more and more as an effective model for both fostering agencies and residential settings.

PACE stands for Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy. The model was developed by Dan Hughes, a clinical psychologist who specialises in the treatment of children and young people who have experienced abuse and neglect. He introduced PACE as a way of building a child’s sense of trust and safety.

We offer training in PACE Therapeutic Parenting as part of our commitment to supporting organisations move towards a Trauma-Informed way of working with the children and young people in their care.

The Learning Outcomes for our PACE Therapeutic Parenting course are:

– Understand attachment, trauma and brain development
– Explore what PACE Therapeutic Parenting looks like in practice
– Explore how foster carers and childcare workers can integrate the PACE model into their work
– Understand how foster carers and childcare workers can help children with attachment difficulties
– Discuss the difficulties that may be involved in using PACE as a model of care

Is this PACE course for me?

This course is for Foster Carers and Adopters as well as their Supervising Social Workers. It is also suitable for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.

Level: can be delivered at beginner, intermediate or advanced level for skilled practitioners.

Please contact Tori on admin@socialcaretrainingsolutions.com to discuss how this course can work for your teams. A bespoke program can be created for your organisation at no extra cost.

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