Course Profile

Course Profile: Attachment
(1 Day)
This course has been designed for learners to understand the systemic processes and key principles of attachment. It aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the research and the methodology of attachment and how it can be applied in a caring environment. The course will provide staff with a clear understanding of the benefits of understanding attachment and how they can achieve better outcomes for young people and support adults who have suffered negative issues surrounding attachment.

The course uses research to provide participants with a complete systemic understanding of the indicators of negative attachment.  It also explores the long-term effects of both positive and negative attachment and how to develop appropriate relationships in order to achieve better outcomes. 
The course provides some knowledge for
CYP 3/1, CYP 3/2, CYP3/6, CYP3/7, SCMP3, SHC32, YPO06, CYPOP7, CYP3/5, CYPOP1
The course is designed for Foster carers, residential support workers, social workers and anyone working within the educational and youth-work field
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • The key principals of attachment and bonding, critical for healthy development
  • The various theories of attachment and bonding across the ages
  • How healthy attachment is facilitated
  • The various ways that neglect and abuse negatively influence attachment
  • Exploring the consequent challenging behaviours
  • How concepts of professional care can impact attachment with children who are looked after
  • How staff can help children with attachment difficulties
  • How to use models such as the learning zone model and the common third to assist attachment
  • How attachments issues affect individuals into adulthood
Training methods utilised include: Presentations, Games, Activity sheets, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, DVD and Handouts