This extensive course examines attachment theory; the theoretical definition(s), the mechanisms behind attachment, how to identify attachment difficulties and how practitioners can intervene in a in a way which promotes healing and recovery.

NICE guidance (2015) states that professionals working with children /young people who have attachment difficulties should all receive appropriate training on attachment difficulties.

This training includes clear guidance for front line practitioners in identifying behavioural and emotional problems associated with attachment difficulties and most importantly it offers practical, specific tools and support to aid practitioners in their interventions.

This course is informed by both a theoretic and evidence based perspectives, helping to bridge the gap between theory and practice

Who Should Attend Training

Social workers, teachers, nurses and other professionals working with vulnerable children and young people

Who are the Trainers?

This course will be delivered by one or two (dependent on group size) of our practitioners who have an in-depth knowledge and work with children and young people in the care system or post adoption.

Benefits/Objectives of training

Professionals will gain insight around:

  • Different patterns of attachment
  • Early experiences and their effects on attachment
  • Trauma and the effect it can have on the brain
  • How developmental trauma presents in children and young people

Professionals will be given practical guidance around:

  • Strategies for teachers/education staff to support children in school
  • How to use the PACE model (dyadic developmental psychotherapy)
  • Do’s and Don’ts’s when working with children with attachment difficulties
  • How to identify and reduce the impacts of Shame
  • Multi Agency guidance around the role of a ‘key worker’