Treating Developmental Trauma and Attachment in Children

Children who have been separated from primary attachment figures require support for grief and loss.  Mitigating grief and loss through therapy and systems work (maintain placement stability, reducing losses, maintaining connections through access and openness) is explored. There will be several special topics covered, some by guest speakers, including residential treatment, childhood violence in the home, sexual orientation and gender identity in children, racism and identity formation, historical and intergenerational trauma, and cultural safety. The course will wrap up with a focus on safe and effective use of self and self-care for mental health practitioners.

Treating Developmental Trauma and Attachment in Children (TDTAC) is a post-graduate level course for mental health professionals in the fields of child welfare, children’s mental health and adoption/permanency. It combines the recent research on Interpersonal Neurobiology with the physiological and relational practices. The course will focus on the current thinking about childhood developmental trauma through the lenses of attachment and trauma. Current terminologies and schools of thought including Developmental Trauma and ACEs will be explored. Attachment theory, theories of trauma and interpersonal neurobiology will be explored in parallel with current psychotherapeutic modalities and techniques including on sensory, somatic, and brain-based traumagenic differences.

WHO SHOULD ATTENDMental health and other professionals in the fields of child welfare, children’s mental health and adoption/permanency and related areas
HOW OFFEREDLive, Online (Zoom)
CEs AVAILABLEYes  (Note: After completion, participants are eligible to register as an ATTACh mental health clinician.)
TRAINING LISTINGhttps://attach.org/training/
CONTACTtraining@attach.org