PSC Events during the Coronavirus outbreak

We are running the following events, for Berkshire families, online via Zoom. They are free or at a nominal cost. Some events have a small number of places available for non-Berkshire families. Please click on the highlighted event title for further information and to book.

We had hoped to resume face to face events. Unfortunately, the latest Government guidelines mean that this is not possible so our events will continue online.

 

Sleep Tips for Children and Young People (age 8+): On Demand Presentation

A 12 minute presentation for children and young people (age 8+). Available until 30 April 2021.

 

Sleep for Teens: On Demand Presentation

A 40 minute presentation for parent/carers to share with teenagers. Available until 30 April 2021.

 

ADHD and Medication Workshop

A workshop led by Dr Carsten Vogt (Berkshire CAMHS Consultant) for Berkshire and non-Berkshire parents/carers and professionals.

Wed 3 March: 7-8.30pm

 

Attachment-focused Parenting/Caregiving Course: Adopters and Foster Carers

For Berkshire adoptive parents and foster carers. We have a limited number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families.

Friday: 10am-12pm

5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March, break for Easter, 23rd and 30th April, and 7th May.

 

Sensory Processing Workshop: Berkshire East

For families registered with a Berkshire East NHS GP surgery (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead)

Mon 8 March: 7-8.30pm

 

Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group

Wed 10 March: 7.30-9pm

 

Teen Brain Matters (trauma informed): Berkshire

A workshop for Berkshire adopters, foster carers, kinship carers and birth parents of young people with early life trauma.

This workshop combines the latest understanding of neuroscience and developmental psychology with practical strategies to help families understand the changes teenagers are going through, and how they can support. The workshop has been developed by The Charlie Waller Trust and Dr John Coleman, a psychologist and author with an international reputation for his work on the teenage years. John will also refer to his experience of working therapeutically with traumatised children and troubled teenagers.

Thur 11 March: 7-9pm

This event will run again on Tuesday 16th March (10am-12pm).

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshop: SLEEP and Autism/ADHD: Berkshire East

For families registered with a Berkshire East NHS GP surgery (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead)

Fri 12 March: 12.30-2.30pm

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops – ADHD (3 linked workshops) – Berkshire East

For families registered with a Berkshire East NHS GP surgery (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead)

You are booking to attend all 3 workshops.

Mon 15 March: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Mon 22 March: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Mon 29 March: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Teen Brain Matters (trauma informed): Berkshire

A workshop for Berkshire adopters, foster carers, kinship carers and birth parents of young people with early life trauma.

This workshop combines the latest understanding of neuroscience and developmental psychology with practical strategies to help families understand the changes teenagers are going through, and how they can support. The workshop has been developed by The Charlie Waller Trust and Dr John Coleman, a psychologist and author with an international reputation for his work on the teenage years. John will also refer to his experience of working therapeutically with traumatised children and troubled teenagers.

Tue 16 March: 10am-12pm

This is a repeat of the workshop held on Thursday 11 March.

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops – ADHD (3 linked workshops) – Berkshire West

For families registered with a Berkshire West NHS area GP surgery (Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham).

You are booking to attend all 3 workshops.

Tue 16 March: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Tue 23 March: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Tue 30 March: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Transitioning children with SEND into education at a time of upheaval: Berkshire

A series of three linked workshops for Berkshire Parents/Carers supporting children and young people with SEND. We have a small number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families.

You are booking to attend all 3 workshops.

Wed 17 March: 7-8.30pm: Transition

Wed 24 March: 7-8.30pm: Prepare and Plan

Wed 31 March: 7-8.30pm: Reintroducing, Routines and Rituals

 

Autistic/ADHD Girls Monthly Workshop & Support Group

A workshop and support group for families of girls with Autism and/or ADHD whether diagnosed or not. This event is suitable for parent/carers, teachers and other professionals.

Topic: An exploration of sex differences and the cost of camouflaging autistic behaviours.

Guest Speaker: Victoria Milner will be joining us to share some of the findings from her PhD research. Victoria is in the second year of her studies at King’s College London, and is supervised by Professor Francesca Happé and Dr Will Mandy.

Thur 25 March: 7-8.30pm

 

Maidenhead Support Group for Adopters, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers

A support group for parents and carers of children who have been through early life trauma and thus have special needs living in Maidenhead and the surrounding Berkshire areas.

Sun 28 March: 9.30-11am

 

Transition to Adulthood Workshop: Berkshire West

For parent/carers of young people with special needs, registered with a Berkshire West NHS GP surgery (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire).

The aim of this workshop is to equip parents/carers to enable them to navigate the transition to adulthood and to support their young person with knowledge, skills and confidence. It will be delivered by Parenting Special Children and Parent Forum leads from Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

Mon 29 March: 10am-12pm

 

Dads and Male Carers Support Group: Dealing with Tensions and Conflict at Home and at School

For birth fathers & male carers (adoptive parents, foster and kinship carers) of children who have experienced trauma/have special needs.

Tue 13 April: 7.30-9.30pm

 

Time Out for ADHD: West Berkshire Council Area

A five week course for parents/carers who have children, living or attending a school, in the West Berkshire Council area.

Tue 20 and 27 April, 4, 11 and 18 May: 11am-1pm

 

Supporting Children with Trauma and Insecure Attachments at School

Two linked workshops for Professionals which will go through the impact of trauma and insecure attachments on children, as well as strategies to support them to feel safe, reduce pre-occupation, regulate emotions and focus on academic learning at school.

Thur 20 & 27 May: 11.30am-1pm

 

Attachment-focused Parenting/Caregiving Course: Adopters and Foster Carers

This 7 week course is aimed at Berkshire adoptive parents and foster carers of children affected by trauma through adverse childhood experiences. It has attachment theory underpinning all topics. We have a limited number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families.

Fri 21 & 28 May, 11, 18 & 25 June, 2 & 9 July: 10am-12pm

 

Social Interaction Skills Group for Children and Young People: Berkshire West

This 6 week course is for young people in mainstream education aged 11-16 (school years 7-11) who either already have a diagnosis of Autism and/or ADHD or are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for assessment, and who are registered with a Berkshire West NHS GP surgery.

Initial Meet and Greet Session Monday 24 May and then weekly for 6 weeks on 7, 14, 21 and 28 June, 5 and 12 July: 4:30-6pm