P.A.C.E Training – Foster Carers and Supervising Social Workers
I initially trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and subsequently throughout my 21 year career trained in Attachment Therapy, PACE model (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), Narrative Story Stem Assessing, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic approaches and specifically working therapeutically with trauma and abuse. Within this career I provided complex mental health assessment and therapeutic intervention for children and young people in foster care, leaving care and those transitioning to adoptive care. I have also managed the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) 0-19 service as well as the CAMH Looked after Children service in Plymouth.
Trained in the P.A.C.E model of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, I now train foster carers and supervising social workers to incorporate this model, attitude and way of being in interacting & communicating with children and young people in foster care and responding to their complex emotional needs.
TWO DAY TRAINING OVERVIEW:
- What is meant by P.A.C.E and this model of engaging with children and young people
- What P.A.C.E is not
- The use of P.A.C.E with discipline
- Building relationships using P.A.C.E
- Providing structure and supervision with traumatised children using P.A.C.E as a responsive model
- Managing confrontation and coercive interaction
- Managing behaviour using P.A.C.E as a model
- How do you look after yourselves in this process.