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Therapeutic Parenting Conference >>> for adoptive parents, special guardians, foster carers and connected carers

Isle of Wight Virtual School

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
General Ticket - Foster Carers 30 Nov 2019 Free  
GeneralTicket - Adoptive Parent 30 Nov 2019 Free  
General Ticket - Special Guardians 30 Nov 2019 Free  

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Therapeutic Parenting Conference 


For foster carers, connected carers, adoptive parents & special guardians.


Please book a ticket selecting either Foster Carer, Adoptive Parent or Special Guardian.


Please see programme below


Key Note Speaker - Sarah Naish 

Sarah Naish is an adoptive parent, director of Inspire Training Group, which delivers training on attachment issues, founder of the National Association of Therapeutic Parents and author of the hugely popular Therapeutic Parenting Books series.



Plus Workshops on:


Therapeutic Parenting Q & A with Sarah Naish

Therapeutic Parenting is a highly nurturing parenting approach, with empathy at it’s core.
It uses firm but fair boundaries and routines to aid the development of new neural pathways in the brain so children may gain trust in adults. And so their lower brain(survival brain) may connect with their higher brain (prefrontal cortex/thinking brain) so they can link cause and effect.



Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. 


Emotion coaching approach 

Emotion coaching is based on the principle that nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships provide optimal contexts for the promotion of children's outcomes and resilience.Emotion Coaching uses moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour to guide and teach the child and young person about more effective responses. Through empathetic engagement, the child's emotional state is verbally acknowledged and validated, promoting a sense of security and feeling 'felt'.  This activates changes in the child's neurological system and allows the child to calm down, physiologically and psychologically.


A light Buffet Lunch will be provided, along with drinks throughout the day.

If you have any special dietary requirment please put these on your booking form.


Please note there is only parking onsite for Blue Badge Holders, please use local carparks or on street parking (please note parts of Cowes have specific parking restrictions).

Please only book a ticket if you are an adoptive parent, foster carers or special guardian - tickets may be withdrawn if you do not meet this criteria. 

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Do you have questions about Therapeutic Parenting Conference >>> for adoptive parents, special guardians, foster carers and connected carers? Contact Isle of Wight Virtual School

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Northwood House
Ward Avenue
PO31 8AZ Cowes
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Isle of Wight Virtual School

The Virtual Schools aims to ensure all vulnerable young people will enter adulthood not as vulnerable adults but as confident citizens with the tools, self confidence and resilience to lead worthwhile and fulfilling lives.

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