PACE Training August 2023

August 28, 2023, 9:30 am

PACE Training August 2023 is taking place on:

  • August 28th and 29th 2023 plus a half day follow up session.
  • PACE (Playfulness, Accepting, Curiosity and Empathy) is the core therapeutic, relational attitude of DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice).
  • This 15 hour course aligns with the Skilled Practitioner, NES National Trauma Training Programme. It is designed to offer both an understanding of the impact of relational trauma on all aspects of children and young people’s development and to offer practical strategies that will support positive emotional, social, educational and behavioural change.
  • It is suitable for a range of practitioners working in educational, social work and health settings as well as for adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers


More about the Trainers

The trainers are DDP Connects UK approved PACE Trainers. This means they have undertaken DDP Level 1 and Level 2 Training and are supervised and supported by a DDP Trainer. The Training Associates are professionals in either social work or education. They also have professional and/or personal experience of working with/caring for/teaching children who have experienced developmental trauma.


What are the course objectives?

  • Theoretical knowledge into practice – attachment, intersubjectivity, developmental trauma, neuroscience
  • Understanding attachment styles and attachment states of mind
  • Understanding why and how children and young people who have experienced relational trauma behave, think and feel
  • Blocked Trust and Blocked Care
  • The attitude of PACE (Playfulness, Accepting, Curiosity and Empathy)
  • Practical strategies to support positive change in living and learning.


There will be opportunities to practice the attitude of PACE and to consider how to provide behavioural support alongside PACE. Participants will come away with an increase in their knowledge, skills and confidence to be PACE-ful.


Please note: This training is being delivered in-house for Angus Council.  If your organisation is interested in Scottish Attachment in Action delivering this type of training for your team or a group of staff please get in touch.

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