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Attachment: A Child’s Ability to Connect
07/31 - 08/27
This course explores the importance of bonding and attachment for children and their development. Topics include examining attachment theory, recognizing how trauma affects children’s attachment and relationships, and understanding and addressing attachment issues and attachment disorder in children. Participants will learn strategies to foster trusting and secure relationships with children.
- Examine bonding as the basic link of trust between an infant and caregiver.
- Define attachment as the deep and lasting connection developed between a child and caregiver in the early years.
- Recognize the pattern of an infant’s early attachment to caregivers forms the basis for later social relationships.
- Apply theoretical understanding and identification of symptoms to case study examples.
- Identify and describe symptoms of attachment issues.
- Recognize that an attachment disorder is a condition where children have difficulty forming loving, lasting relationships.
- Recognize how trauma effects early brain development and attachment.
- Identify four specific ways a child attaches.
- Recognize attachment disorders vary in severity and identify emotional needs of a child with attachment issues.
- Describe parenting strategies specific to a child with attachment issues.