PACE Parenting Course

PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) is a model of caring and parenting developed by Dan Hughes. It helps support and form secure attachments with children and young people who may have experienced difficulties in early life. The PACE model is being recognised more and more as an effective model of care for both fostering agencies and residential resources when working directly with children within their care.

PACE Parenting – Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand attachment, trauma and brain development
  2. Explore what PACE Parenting actually is
  3. Explore how foster carers and childcare workers can integrate the PACE model into their work
  4. Understand how foster carers and childcare workers can help children with attachment difficulties
  5. Discuss the difficulties that can be involved in using PACE as a model of care

Format: Taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion

Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided 

Is the PACE course for me?

This course is for foster carers, adopters and Supervising Social Workers. Also, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.

Level: beginner / intermediate

This course can be adapted to an advanced level for skilled practitioners.

You can also see how this course fits into our wider Therapeutic Fostering package here.

Courses are also available specifically for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community and voluntary sectors.