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Dear Dan Webinar Download – Dan Hughes answers parents & carers’ questions

How to parent as you hope to during the lockdown

Family Futures invited adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers to a live online webinar on 18 May with Dr Dan Hughes, founder of DDP. Dan offered parenting ideas to inspire and creative ways to help children (and their parents) experience safety in spite of the anxious times we are living through.

Dan Hughes’ therapeutic model of DDP involves assisting children (and their parents) understand their troubled past while also enhancing their ability to form trusting relationships with their adoptive parents or carers. Parenting skills including PACE (playful, accepting, curious and empathic) will be explored for assisting both children and their parents to experience greater safety during this time of heightened stress when the pressures on the whole family are greater than ever by living in lockdown.

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Course objectives

This webinar will help parents develop key skills and support them with parenting a traumatised child during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.

What skills will you take away?

  • An increased awareness of how PACE may be helpful in parenting a traumatised child during this stressful time
  • Skills to parent as you hope to during the lockdown including creative ways to show you care in times of social distancing
  • Ideas to assist your child with their distress even when you are feeling  anxious or stressed yourself.

Who should attend?

Adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers


Dr Dan Hughes is a clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of children and young people with trauma-attachment problems. Dan trains professionals in this treatment model in the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia. He is the author of various books and articles, and is also the President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute.


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