Attachment Theory

Course Outline

The course is aimed at improving both theoretical & practical knowledge of Attachment within a foster placement in order to assist foster carer prevent placement breakdown?in the continuation of the placement. On completion delegates will be able to;

– understand the history of the theory of Attachment and explore the latest developments on Attachment from Dan Hughes.
– understand the importance of secure attachments in early childhood
– describe the development of insecure attachments on children and the long term impacts on their lives
– discuss practical ways in which we as foster carers can overcome attachment issues in the children we care for.

Who is the course aimed at?

Predominantly Foster carers
Residential workers
Early years workers
Social workers / assistant social workers
Teachers in Pupil Research Units

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

-be able to list the different attachment patterns and explain how they develop in children
-know the possible signs in children of all ages of the different patterns of attachment
-have a range of strategies in supporting children develop secure attachments and begin to recover from trauma.


“Very enjoyable, informative day; excellent trainer”


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