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Attachment and its impact in the early years

21.01.20 9:30 am
21.01.20 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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A One Day Course

Contemporary research on brain development makes it clear that the first four years of life, from conception to the end of year three is the most critical period for brain development. This combined with attachment theory provides us with an understanding of how children’s brain development is affected by relationships and experience.

This course will:

  • Provide an explanation of how experience and relationships are critical for early brain development
  • Give an overview of attachment theory and attachment styles
  • discuss the impact of unmet attachment needs trauma, stress and neglect on early development, behaviour and relationships in later life

The course is ideal for any practitioners working with infants, children, young people or parents/carers in a wide range of children and family settings including Early Years, Looked After Children (LAC) and Educational settings.

Jude Hills

Jude has twenty years’ experience in delivery of degree modules, short courses and conference papers at degree and postgraduate level. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy provides national recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrates that practice is aligned with the UKPSF.

Experience as a foster carer, training provider, adoptive parent and post adoption support worker has provided her with insight into some of the challenges faced by carers, parents and children in care.  A member of the Attachment Network Wales, Adoption UK, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and a member of British Association of Play therapists (BAPT). Jude is well placed to be conversant with contemporary research and has recently co-edited a book about attachment. As a qualified play therapist (plus level one Theraplay and level one DDP) she has worked with clients from many backgrounds.  Jude has current DBS, professional insurance and ICO registration.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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