Introduction to the PACE Attitude in Action
Developed specifically for Australia, this training is for those who work with, teach, provide care or parent children and young people who have experienced the damaging effects of abuse, neglect and disruption. The underpinning model is Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP). Developed by Dr Dan Hughes as a central part of attachment-focused family therapy, the approach supports adults to get beyond the behaviour and defences of children in their care by developing an attitude of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE). PACE enables adults to build safe, trusting and meaningful relationships with young people who have experienced trauma.
The training provides an accessible overview of the core concepts of developmental trauma, trauma-informed therapeutic care, and self-care. It is aimed at a wide range of professionals and adults who work with, teach, support and provide care for children and young people who have experienced the damaging effects of abuse, neglect and disruption. This includes foster and kinship carers, birth families and parents, workers supporting birth families and foster and kinship placements, residential care staff, youth workers, teachers/educational staff, as well as professionals working within Child Safety, Youth Justice and other support roles. Reading materials, video clips and activities support and reinforce each area covered.
Duration: 16 hours (2 days plus 2 hrs online coaching) for professionals.
Location: By arrangement at your workplace or nominated venue in Australia or Asia