Online ‘Becoming a DDP Informed Organisation’ workshop, ACE, England

8 July 2021 (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
United Kingdom

In January 2021 Adoption Central England (ACE) celebrated becoming a Certified DDP Organisation.

Adoption services are invariably familiar with Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) principles – an approach widely valued by adoptive parents that is relationship based and founded upon an understanding of attachment and developmental trauma and the attitude of PACE – playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy. As a DDP Certified Organisation, ACE have taken it further, embedding and evidencing DDP throughout all aspects of our service.

If you are interested in embedding the DDP model into your service, we invite you to our online event where we share some of our experiences.

Our staff and Billy Smythe, our DDP Consultant will share:

  • The challenges, the ups and the downs – Our experience of getting to grips with DDP and embedding the principles throughout our service over our first 3 years as a Regional Adoption Agency
  • Bringing PACE to ACE – Stories and reflections from staff who have been supported to find realistic ways to balance this relational aspect to their support and care with the statutory aspects and pressures of public sector working.
  • Slowing down… to get there faster – How we built confidence in ‘slowing down’ the way support and guidance is offered to families and the culture shift required from ‘rushing’ to solutions, to making time to connect with our adopters
  • Talking the talk and walking the walk – how we have woven in DDP informed principles into our policy, processes and the adoption journey.

Places are limited. Please nominate two members of your service to attend the workshop and book their places by 2 July 2021.

You can find out more about becoming a Certified DDP Organisation in the DDPI section of the DDP Network website.

More information and bookings

Cost: Free

Date: 8 July 2021

Times: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Organiser: Adoption Central England (ACE)

Venue:  Online

You will be contacted by the organiser after registration with your Microsoft Teams invite.

For further details or to book a place:


The deadline for booking two places for your service is 2 July 2021.

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