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Training services

Adoption and Special Guardian Support

Families Empowered offer attachment-focussed, specialist training to support adopters, special guardians and social work professionals. 

Our team combine extensive social work experience with therapeutic insight to deliver effective, targeted training that can elevate the ongoing development of families and professionals. 

Our training sessions have been carefully developed to be delivered both in-person and online for convenience and flexibility.

We ensure a comprehensive evaluation of every training session that provides quality assurance for our commissioners and ourselves.

Training courses include:

  • Developing a Therapeutic Mindset

  • Understanding and Recovering from Blocked Care 

  • Introduction to Attachment Theory

  • Therapeutic Life Story Work

  • Transitions and Endings for Children with Relational Trauma and an Insecure Attachment History

  • Play Techniques to Support Therapeutic Parenting

  • Managing Challenging Behaviour (PACE with Discipline)



 Special Guardian 

Lucy took on two of her great-grandsons when their parents' struggles with drug addiction exposed their serious neglect. As the boys grew older, their behaviour became increasingly difficult and Lucy's relationship with them and their school was very troubled indeed. Find out how she shifted approach and turned a corner.

To learn more about our full range of training services developed to support post-adoption and special guardianship families, alongside social work professionals, please download our Guide to Services for Adoption and SGO Support.

 Therapy services for Adoption and SGO support 

ASF-compliant individual and group therapeutic interventions

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