Supporting and working with children through the lens of attachment and trauma
Level: Intermediate Duration: 2 days
Dates: Thurs 07 and Fri 08 March 2019
Venue: G-map's offices: 1 Roebuck Lane, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7SY
The course is aimed at professionals undertaking or supporting direct interventions with young people who sexually harm including YOT workers, social workers, police officers, health professionals, residential social workers, education staff and others in the safeguarding children/public protection network.
Since 1988 G-map has provided specialist therapeutic work to children and young people who have demonstrated harmful sexual behaviour. We recognise the pivotal role carers and allied professionals have in the recovery and rehabilitation of children with complex needs and assisting them to engage with therapeutic work. Understanding the role of attachment and trauma is fundamental to understanding and working with the behaviours of children who have experienced neglect, abuse and disruption to their care.
Developmental trauma is set of complex difficulties affecting a child’s sensory systems, attachment, capacity for regulation, identity and cognitive abilities. In order to promote attachment informed interventions, the training will cover attachment theory from both a behavioural and neurobiological perspective using a range of demonstrations, small group exercises, videos and short presentations.
Offering insight into how trauma and insecure attachment affect brain development in children, and how it can translate into a range of attachment seeking behaviours that impede healthy functioning.
Providing delegates with opportunities to re-frame and contextualise the behaviours of troubled children so that we can understand their presentation through the lens of developmental trauma.
Providing practical advice on how to enhance attunement and promote the development of adaptive attachment behaviours.
Considering the implications of attachment and trauma for intervention planning and delivery.
Introducing and explore a range of creative resources for use in the therapeutic context.
Understand how attachment theory and trauma relate to the development of young people with sexually harmful behaviour, including the neurobiological impact.
Consider the implications of attachment and trauma for intervention planning.
Learn a variety of techniques to engage and motivate young people with complex histories.
Cost per delegate: £205 +VAT
Booking Form to complete offline and post back to us.