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Why Do Children Act Like This?

Learn to improve the well-being and lives of children and families.

This in-depth attachment training series for parents provides evidence-based insight for those struggling with problem behaviors. With humor, grace, and researched neuroscience, instructor ATTACh Executive Director Mary M. McGowan will help bring hope for healing to the children and youth in your care. In this virtual course, you’ll learn about adult and child attachment styles, arousal levels linked to survival mechanisms in the brain, behaviors associated with attachment difficulties and developmental trauma, and strategies for attachment-focused parenting and teaching.


  • Attachment and Attachment theory, Attachment across generations
  • Attachment, developmental trauma, and the brain
  • Loss and grieving
  • Behavioral outcomes of developmental trauma, neglect, and early separations
  • Attachment -focused parenting
  • Supporting your child in the school system




  • Define Attachment – both adult and child styles of Attachment.
  • Describe the intergenerational relationship of Attachment styles.
  • Identify personal triggers for anger/fear/rejection.
  • Describe Window of Tolerance and arousal levels associated with survival mechanisms
    in the brain.
  • Describe the losses felt by parents and children.
  • Understand the relevance of grief in the lives of those affected by trauma and loss.
  • Describe the behaviors associated with Attachment difficulties and developmental trauma.
  • List five strategies of Attachment-focused parenting.
  • Identify five strategies that are helpful for schools.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:    Parents, Adoptive Parents, Foster Parents, Caregivers, Kinship Providers 

TIME:   7:30 pm – 9:30 pm (CST) 

DATES:  Tuesdays Only (Virtual Zoom Training)

  • May 4, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • May 25, 2021 

COST:    $50 Members / $65 Non-Member

REGISTER:   https://attach.regfox.com/hope-for-healing-parent-training

Licensed Behavioral Health/Mental Health Professionals and Social Workers are eligible to receive 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEs) through R. Cassidy. To receive credits, you must pay directly to R. Cassidy at https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=4047.