Guest Speaker Kim Golding talks about concepts of parenting an adopted child

Guest Speaker Kim Golding talks about concepts of parenting an adopted child

On 10 April we welcomed Kim Golding as speaker to our fourth Conference, held jointly with Cumbria County Council.

Kim brought a warmth to our thinking about complicated theories, theories which came to life in the stories she told us. One of our adopters told us,

“Kim Golding was an excellent speaker, introducing the concepts of parenting an adopted child within the context of attachment and associated behaviours.  She also gave substance to the theory by referencing real-life and anecdotal stories which brought it to life and helped parents / prospective parents relate it to their own experiences and children.  The conference was also a great networking opportunity to access support and make links with other adopters”.

It was a lovely Spring Day and a great day to get together with adoptive parents, foster carers, social workers and psychologists to think about what will help us to help the kids we care about and who are at the centre of what we do.

These annual “not for profit” conferences bring important figures in the world of adoption and fostering to the North and provide free places for a number of adoptive parents and foster carers. Next year we will welcome  Louise Bomber, author of Inside I’m Hurting, a key text for parents and teachers. The conference will be on 3 April and will take place, once again, at Lancaster University.

Contact Linda at linda.wlodarczak@caritascare.org.uk if you would like to enquire about one of our paid places.

 

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