CPD: 4 hours 


Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies and Local Authorities) and Independent Professionals.


    This training session is to share our experiences of what works when working with teenagers and the challenges therein. 

    Scottish Adoption and St Andrew's Children's Society will highlight what we consider as good practice, and explore what has worked well and why. We will also cover what has not worked well and what we have learned from this. The reality and complexity of good support needed, how we manage that as agencies with limited resources, how to approach the balancing resource and time challenges and how to manage family’s/other agencies expectations.

    Learning outcomes

    • The ideal strategy to support teenagers and their families
    • To identify the skills needed by workers to build successful relationships between teenagers and their families
    • Understanding there are no quick fixes to working with young people –it is a long term time commitment on behalf of the worker/team

    About the speakers

    Julie Connaway is the After Adoption Practice Manager at Scottish Adoption. Prior to this role she was the Children’s worker developing the groupwork programme at Scottish Adoption. With a special interest in direct work with children and families using Theraplay and DDP. Prior to working for Scottish Adoption she worked for Edinburgh Local Authority in their Children and Families’ Team.

    Rita Grant is the Adoption Support Manager at St. Andrew’s children’s Society. She is respsonsible for creating training/workshop opportunities for adoptive parents. Theraplay and DDP informed practice are central to her practice. Prior to moving to SACS in 2008 she worked in Edinburgh local authority, Children’s and Families/Adoption and Permanence Teams for 13 years.


    A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

    If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact our Business Support Officer.

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