DDP PACE Training, Twilight sessions, Claire Slocombe & Lesley Bell, September to November 2024

3 September 2024 - 5 November 2024 (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BSTEurope/London)
United Kingdom

This DDP PACE Training will be delivered using the new DDPI approved twilight delivery model developed by Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA).

This training is suitable for a range of practitioners working in education, social work and health settings as well as for adoptive parents, foster and kinship carers. The course will be delivered over six two and a half hour evening sessions online (6 x 2.5 hrs) on Tuesdays from September through to November.

Sessions will be on the following dates: 3 September, 10 September , 1 October, 8 October, 29 October and 5 November.

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
  • The origin of the attitude of PACE

Session 2: The impact of relational trauma on brain development

  • What is relational trauma?
  • The Impact on behaviour, thinking and feeling
  • How the PACE approach helps children to trust

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

  • The trusting and mistrusting brain
  • Shame and guilt. What’s the difference and why does It matter?
  • Skills practice – reframing our language through PACE approach

Session 4: Blocked care and secondary trauma

  • How does caring for/teaching children with relational trauma affect the adults
  • Remaining open and engaged: PACE for self and with other adults
  • Mindfulness to increase sensitive, attuned responsiveness

Session 5: The attitude of PACE in action

  • PACE with children in living and learning
  • Regulate, relate, reason and repair
  • Skills practice – integrating theory into day-to-day practice

Session 6: Discipline with empathy – connection before correction

  • The two hands of parenting, consequences, and choices
  • Remaining open and engaged in the tricky moments
  • Skills practice – PACE in action

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: Claire Slocombe at claire.slocombe@scottishattachmentinaction.org or 07837988305

More details

Tickets for all six sessions: £270 (SAIA Members) and £405 (SAIA Non-members)

Tickets for individual sessions: £50 (SAIA Members) and £75 (SAIA Non-members)

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

Save 10% by buying all six sessions in one. Each session is available to buy individually but all sessions must be attended in order for delegates to receive their certificates.

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 Training is provided by DDPI-supported DDP PACE Trainers

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