The Attachment Network Wales
The Attachment Network Wales developed out of a conference on attachment and early childhood trauma, Changing Patterns; Changing Futures that took place in November 2010. A range of organisations, academics, practitioners, policy makers and service-users were involved and identified the need to develop a network in Wales to promote opportunities for increasing knowledge and understanding as well as to share learning and good practice and raise awareness.
The network has members from a wide range of disciplines including individuals, foster/adoptive parents, academics, therapists, counsellors, social workers, psychologists, and child care workers.
Aim of the network
The aim of the network is to promote understanding of the importance of attachment in bringing about better outcomes for children, young people, adults and families; through training, research, lobbying and raising knowledge and awareness at a policy as well as a practice level.
Formal and informal networking is at the centre of the way the network functions. The network provides members with opportunities to explore and share experiences of living and working in in the field of attachment with children and adults of all ages. The formal network includes engagement in training events and conferences to which members can contribute and attend. Members are able to contribute to the development of local and national policy and practice development. The network is exploring ways to encourage and facilitate research in Wales.
Contact the network
14.12.16 Homelessness, 14/12/16 [W]
09.11.16 Homelessness, 09/11/16 [W]
28.02.17 Building Resilience in Young People