Adoption Academy is well placed to support families due to the personal and professional experience of founder Gill Tree. See Gill's biography. Established in 2014, Adoption Academy has worked with over twenty adoption and fostering agencies.
London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Barnet, Newham, Hackney, Bromley, North London Adoption Consortium, County Councils- Surrey, Buckinghamshire, South Gloucestershire, Coram, Devon County Council, Medway County Council, Fusion Fostering, Fostering Foundation, Adoption UK, Adopt Southwest, Adoption Southeast, Adoption Partnership Southeast.
As an adopter and former foster carer, with a background in community development and twenty years teaching stress management to industry, Gill is well placed to provide adoption support services to Adoption and Fostering Agencies. Gill also owned a leading school of massage prior to fostering and adoption and through that, started creating e-learning courses in 2006.
The Adoption Academy ethos is on supporting and enabling through personal development. Our courses are impactful, fun, challenging and effective.
To facilitate a fresh new way of parenting that enables families to enjoy harmony at home
“She used examples from her own experience as a foster carer and adopter, in a very appropriate way. I felt this helped the carers to feel at ease/understood – she gave examples of doing things wrong too and how she moved on from this too! I thought her style was very supportive but also, she was able to challenge carers thinking in an appropriate way”. Support Social Worker
Effectiveness of our provision is measured by families completing;
We can come to you to provide face to face training. Another option is blended training combining a live course with some e-learning. Current workshop subjects;
Building Resilience for Your Team
Many adopters and carers are not able to get to whole day courses and even if they attend, frustration can result when their partner does not attend. New learnings are harder to embed at home with only one parent changing their ways of being. Our e-courses once purchased can be shared with other family members.
Parents are often left waiting for an assessment for therapeutic intervention. Our e-learning can bridge that gap, empower parents, create some hope, increased their belief in their abilities and improve parental well being which will trickle down to their child.
These subjects above are also available through e-learning:
4/ NVR mentoring for families
''Gill Tree`s recent training on Resilience delivered to Surrey adopters was very well received. Gill was reliable, knowledgeable, engaging and able to speak from personal as well as professional experience which was highly appreciated by her audience. Participants commented `I thought the training was excellent and I learnt a lot`, `very calm and friendly trainer who explained things clearly`, `helped me learn how to manage stress, respond to behaviour and spot the triggers.' We would be very happy to commission further training from Gill in the future.''
Gillian Thrower, Assistant Team Manager, Adoption and Permanency Service, Surrey County Council
"Always good to refresh and remind plus some new ideas too. This adoption support course on adoption stress and depression was very helpful. Loved the way your referred to your son and were very honest about getting it ‘wrong’ sometimes. I think it’s always good for adopters to remind themselves that were are not perfect, not should we strive to be. ‘Good enough’ most of the time is great."
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