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Understanding the Relationship Between Early Relational Trauma and Attachment Disturbances

Full Day

Developed in partnership with Dr. Bob Marvin, Director of the Circle of Security® Network, this presentation will introduce participants to the Circle of Security®, an evidence based attachment framework created by Cooper, Hoffman, Marvin and Powell that is designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their caregivers.  This workshop aims to increase understanding and awareness of attachment in work with caregivers and children who present with complex mental health needs that stem from a history of early relational trauma and attachment disturbances

Participants will:

  • Be introduced to attachment theory and research that has practical implications in work with high-risk infants, children and families. 

  • Become familiar with the Circle of Security®, a “parent-friendly" version of the Bowlby-Ainsworth Attachment Theory





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