DDP PACE Training for All, Twilight sessions, Claire Slocombe & Lesley Bell, January to March 2024

23 January 2024 - 19 March 2024 (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
United Kingdom

This DDP PACE Training for All training will be piloting a new twilight delivery model. This innovative approach will allow DDP PACE training to be delivered in five two and a half hour (5 x 2.5 hrs) evening sessions in an online format.

Sessions will be using Teams on 23 January, 6 and 20 February, 5 and 19 March, 2024.

All sessions will include an introduction to PACE and reflect on how the attitude of PACE relates to the session content. More information about DDP PACE Training  and PACE can be found on the main DDP Network site.

There will be opportunities to practice the attitude of PACE and to consider how to provide behavioural support alongside PACE. Participants will come away with an increase in their knowledge, skills and confidence to be PACE-ful.

Session content

The core concepts and practice of PACE will be covered as follows:

Session 1 : The importance of relational connection for human development

  • Theories of attachment and intersubjectivity
  • The dance of attunement, emotional regulation, and reflective functioning
  • Brain development and executive functioning
  • The origin of the attitude of PACE

Session 2: The impact of relational trauma

  • What is relational trauma?
  • The Impact on behaviour, thinking and feeling
  • The trusting and mistrusting brain
  • PACE In practice

Session 3: Survival strategies – how our core beliefs of self shape our relationships

  • Shame and guilt. What’s the difference and why does It matter?
  • How does caring for/teaching children with relational trauma affect the adults? Blocked care and secondary trauma
  • The Importance of PACEful support for the adults

Session 4: The attitude of PACE in action

  • PACE with children in living and learning
  • Practical examples to integrate the theory and day-to-day practice
  • Remaining open and engaged: PACE for self and with other adults

Session 5: Discipline with empathy

  • The two hands of parenting, consequences, and choices
  • Regulate, relate, reason and repair
  • Self-reflection and self-care

Claire Slocombe is an Attachment Lead Teacher and adoptive parent. As a parent her focus is on improving trauma informed practice within foster, kinship and adoptive families, and residential care settings. As an Attachment Lead Teacher her work also extends to improving awareness of attachment theory and practice in educational settings. Claire is also a Trainer with the Children’s Hearing Scotland Learning Academy.

Lesley Bell is a Therapeutic Social Worker in Argyll & Bute Council based in the Care Experienced Young People’s CAMHS Team. She also works independently supporting families with therapeutic life story work. Lesley has an MA in Psychology, BA in Social Work and MSc in Therapeutic Skills with Children and Young People.


Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA)

Contact: admin@saia.org

More details

Tickets: £75.00 (SAIA Members) and £125.00 (SAIA Non-members)

To book your place please visit Eventbrite and contact the organisers if you have any questions.

SAIA is a SCIO, open for membership to practitioners, parents/carers and organisations. It provides information, resources, training, and research in attachment across the lifespan and society.

DDP PACE trainings are provided by DDPI-supported DDP PACE Trainers

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