Attachment: A Child’s Ability to Connect
10/12 - 11/08
Attachment is the deep and lasting connection developed between a child and caregiver in the first years of life. This course focuses on theories of attachment and specifically children whose early attachment and trust have been compromised due to abuse or neglect. Participants discuss how a child’s early attachment impacts his or her world of friendships, self – esteem, behavior, and relationship to the caregiver. A philosophy of an attachment issues spectrum, including attachment disorder and reactive attachment disorder is presented. Strategies for managing behavior and connecting with children are discussed.