FACTS Parenting course

Parenting with PACE: virtual training by PACT's Family And Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service

PACT is running virtual training for PACT adoptive parents on how to use the PACE (playfulness / acceptance / curiosity / empathy) method to parent adoptive children. 

Dates and times:

The course will run for five weeks on Tuesdays from 12th January to 9th February 2021. Each session will take place from 10am-12pm on Zoom.

To book please email adoptionsupport@pactcharity.org


About the training

The training will take place over five morning sessions and will be led by Georgina Hibbert, one of PACT’s FACTS Clinical Psychologists. All five sessions will take place using Zoom and booking is essential. Zoom joining instructions will be shared closer to the time.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of course and attachment theory
  • Care giving and the attachment system
  • House Model of Parenting
  • Internal working model
  • Impact of trauma
  • Hidden needs and expressed needs
  • Brain development – the impact of trauma on development and developmental stages
  • Attunement and empathy
  • Looking after yourself
  • Couple relationship
  • Helping children to manage emotion
  • Parenting with PACE
  • Structure and supervision
  • Managing confrontation and coercive
  • interactions
  • Thinking, feeling and behaviour choices
  • Course summary, feedback and evaluation

If you have any questions you can get in touch with the PACT adoption support team at adoptionsupport@pactcharity.org