Attachment-based trauma and parenting

10/12/2021 09:45 - 11:00

Attachment-based trauma is prevalent among many families who find themselves working with social workers in the child protection system. Having a grasp of attachment-based trauma and the curiosity to view parents' difficulties through this lens are likely to provide a greater understanding of those difficulties, of the parent-child relationship and the most helpful ways of interacting with parents and offering support. In addition, this knowledge is key in exploring the most useful intervention options for families. 

Attend this session to:

  • Understand what attachment-based trauma is.
  • Learn how attachment-based trauma can impact on the parent-child relationship, and on relationships with professionals.
  • Pick up a few practical tools and strategies to apply straight away in your practice.

Dr Alice Loving, independent parenting assessment and intervention practitioner and trainer and MA lecturer, Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent