Understanding Childhood Attachment and Developmental Trauma

Understanding attachment

This training is designed to help professionals such as:

  • Social Workers
  • Family Support Workers
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Fostering Agencies
  • Teachers
  • Education staff (Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Nursery staff, SENCOs)
  • CAMHS staff
  • Residential staff

Children who have experienced early adverse experiences (such as neglect/abuse) can develop difficulties in a number of areas. These children are likely to find relationships particularly challenging and struggle to understand and regulate their emotions. Many children who have experienced developmental and relational trauma may also struggle to access the curriculum and to engage positively with school/learning.

This one-day course has been developed to provide professionals with a unique insight into the complex needs of children and young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Carers often reflect that it can be difficult to effect change with their child, unless all professionals working with them are managing the child with the same attachment framework. We help professionals to consider how their role can support the child in the most effective way.

This workshop will provide delegates with:

  • A comprehensive understanding of attachment theory and its relevance to healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development
  • An overview of the impact of early developmental trauma on the developing brain, and how this relates to the development of neuro-developmental/complex mental health issues
  • Insight into the impact of pervasive levels of shame, and how it presents in our children and young people
  • An overview of how attachment theory can help us better understand a young person’s experience and behaviour

This is a multi media training package which uses dvd material, group work and clinical material to explore the issues being discussed. All delegates will leave this event with a delegate pack of the slide material for future reference and useful links to additional resources.

Upcoming Training Event:  Understanding Childhood Attachments and Developmental Trauma

Date: 10th April 2019
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Cost: £120 per person (inclusive of VAT) Lunch and refreshments included

Venue: Draycote Water Sailing Club, Kites Hardwick, Nr Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB

For more information and/or to book a place on the above training, please contact:


  • Testimonials:

    “Discussions with other carers has helped me to realise I am not alone in experiencing these difficulties with my child, being reminded of coping strategies causes me to remain positive and think there are things I can do.”

    “I have a greater understanding of my young persons behaviours which allows me to adapt my approaches and be more empathic.”

    “The group has affected my parenting very positively…its an encouraging and welcoming environment where you experience unconditional positive regard – really important!”

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