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Introduction to Attachment Theory and understanding the ‘Meaning Behind Behaviour’ when working in Children & Family settings

12.07.18 9:30 am
12.07.18 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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This one-day workshop introduces and reviews participant’s knowledge in the key principles of Attachment Theory in an accessible and experiential way. No prior knowledge of Attachment is necessary for participants to benefit from the day’s training.

‘Human relationships and the effect of relationships on relationships are the building blocks of healthy development’ 1

This course explores how early Attachment Styles and early year’s experiences can greatly influence a child’s emotional, brain and global development and their ability to learn and form positive relationships.

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.

Throughout the day Attachment theory will be introduced in a fun way using exercises and discussion to equip practitioners with simple and practical ways to support children and their families. This will not only to help us as practitioners better understand the theory, but also how to use this theory to deepen our understanding of the ‘Meaning behind Children’s Behaviour’ so as to support families towards forming secure attachments and emotional wellbeing.

Training Outcomes:

By the end of the training participants will have:

  1. Identified and reviewed the key principles of Attachment theory
  2. An improved knowledge of the different classifications of Secure and Insecure Attachment Styles
  3. Considered the impact early Attachment Styles can have on a child’s social and emotional wellbeing, their learning and brain development
  4. Explored practical and evidenced ways in which we can support the development of Secure Attachments with infants/children and their parents/carers in Early Years settings (from both an individual and service level)
  5. Participated in experiential exercises and case discussion to explore how the application of Attachment Theory can develop practice and interventions with Children and Young People and LAC.
  6. An understanding of the impact ‘endings‘can have on children and young people when working with attachment.


Harriet is a therapist with over 27 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. She offers consultancy, supervison and training within a variety of settings including: Primary Schools, High Schools, PRUS, Colleges, Universitie and the Statutory and Voluntary Sector inlcuding: NHS, 42nd Street, Place2be, Youth Access, Barnardos, Eclypse, MIND, Women’s Aid, Children Services, Action for Children Foster Carers and Looked after Children and Young people within Residenital and Care settings, The Anna Freud Centre & Department of Education, NHS etc.

National Research Council & Institute of Medicine, (2000) From neurons to neighbourhoods: the science of early childhood development, in J.P. Shonkoff & D.A. Philips (Eds), Integrating the science of early Childhood development Board on Children, Youth & Families, Commission on Behavioural and Social Sciences and Education Washington DC.: National academy Press. p.27

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

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