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Introduction to attachment & developmental trauma

Children who have experienced tough times (abuse, neglect and/or illness) in their early days, months and/or years can develop difficulties in many areas. This can take the form of rage outbursts, shutting off, difficulty getting on with adults and peers etc. Many children who experience developmental and relational trauma also struggle to access learning and engage in the social environment at school. Often children who have missed out on such a lot early on do not respond well to typical behaviour management strategies. It can therefore be incredibly difficult for people supporting these children to understand the best ways to help them to better engage with relationships, ‘normal’ home life and learning.

Overview workshop – Introduction to Attachment

Within the two hour overview workshop, delegates will learn:

  • The impact of childhood adversity and trauma on physical development, brain development, emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • The impact of pervasive levels of shame.
  • How attachment might present in the home/classroom/clinic and how you can respond.

 

Applied workshop – Introduction to Attachment incl. practical strategies & discussion

Within the three-hour workshop, there will be more opportunities for reflection, discussion and activities to deepen understanding of attachment and trauma, with additional time to reflect on how to support the children you care for/work with. We will cover:

  • The impact of childhood adversity and trauma on physical development, brain development, emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • The impact of pervasive levels of shame.
  • Empathic behaviour management strategies to supporting children with attachment difficulties.
  • An introduction to Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE) as an ethos to supporting children with attachment difficulties.
  • How fear presents in children and what staff can do to support children who are in a state of fear.
  • How attachment might present in the home/classroom/clinic and how you can respond.

 

Course Date: TBC

Course Time: 12 – 2pm

Cost: £30 per person

Location: Lichfield

To book on this group, please call our office number on 01283 840051 or click below to fill in our enquiry form

 

If you are based in Staffordshire, Birmingham, The Black Country, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire or Northamptonshire and you’d like more information about our training workshops or advice on using our services just give us a call or send us an email to find out more. We also offer many of our services nationally throughout the UK.

The Child Psychology Service CIC. Company Registration: 8506066.

Registered Office: New Media House, Davidson Road, Lichfield, WS14 9DZ

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