We adopt to bring more joy and fulfilment into our lives but in reality the parental stress of having an adopted or fostered child can be immense. You are likely to be here because you are suffering from hugely stressful, challenging behaviour from your child(ren) and are desperate to get life back onto an even keel. "Having taught stress management in industry for 20 years, it was adopting in 2011 that taught me what stress really is!" Gill Tree Founder
Adoption Academy offers mentoring and e-learning, taught by Adopters and Foster Carers who are also professionally trained in their field of expertise. We know that as incredibly busy people you wont necessarily have time to go to live courses. Whether you are new to adoption/fostering or a battle weary parent, our courses will help you.
Our unique e-courses and therapies created specifically for adopters and foster carers such as our 20 hour “Building Resilience to Stress Less” and "Building Attachments through Touch" will help you regain control and create more harmony in your home. Adopters need stress management training as part of their post adoption support. Sign up today for our free trial.
"I just wanted to thank you for the very informative and enjoyable course. I loved your practical and playful approach and your warm sense of humour. It was so reassuring and comforting to know that you could understand and relate to our personal challenges. Time really flew by and I came away with lots of practical and sensible advice that I was eager to share with my husband. I couldn't stop smiling on my way home!
The following evening when my son was getting a bit wound up and unreasonable, my hubby put into practice your "Tarzan" tip and, much to our amusement, it worked!! Our son was so surprised at his dad's sudden response that we all burst out laughing. Thank you for a life-changing day!!" Valeria Ventura
"I feel its given a great insight and allowed us time to reflect. I most enjoyed looking at ourselves. All too often these courses focus on what we need our children to do. Its made me realise that theres many things we need to do ourselves to make us able to give our children the care they need. "
"Your course was lighthearted but full of content and it was great to be able to ask questions about our children. All of it was valuable "
A detailed report on Femicide and Child to Parent Violence and what professionals can do to support families they are concerned about with a therapy called Non-violent Resistance.
It is a very bitter pill to swallow to realise and accept that your child’s behaviour is a form of abuse. It has been estimated that the incidence could be as high as one in ten families. Does that help you feel a little less isolated and a little less like you are failing as a parent?
Here’s the story of Lottie and Steve They followed a programme called Non-Violent Resistance with me, learning how to stay calm during escalations and not engage with the behaviour, they developed their relationship with Alex, they got friends and family to support them in the message “this has got to stop” they developed their authority. And above all else they stopped being scared of this little girl and her behaviour. The fear actually feeds the behaviour as it gives the child a sense of (fake) power than can be addictive.
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