Lived Experiences of Adverse Childhood Experiences & Attachment
“Attachment: How We Develop, and Form Attachments” is a comprehensive and CPD-accredited training session that explores the development of attachment styles and their impact on relationships. This session breaks down attachment into two key areas: how attachment styles are formed and how they influence our relationships with others.
Participants will explore the four main styles of attachment: secure, disorganised, anxious, and avoidant. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of each attachment style and the significance of secure attachment in facilitating the development of trusting and meaningful relationships for young people with their peers and the adults in their lives. The session emphasises the importance of positive relationships in creating a safe and secure environment for young people to grow, learn, and develop throughout their childhood years. Participants will learn how nurturing relationships enable young people to feel supported and protected, fostering their emotional well-being, and facilitating healthy development.
The session addresses various issues that can impact attachment, including parental separation, abuse, neglect, parenting styles, and poverty. Participants will recognise how the initial bond between a primary caregiver and a child influences the blueprint for future relationships. By understanding these influences, participants will gain insights into the complexities of attachment, its profound impact on young people’s lives, and their relationships with others.
Moreover, the session explores how attachment styles are influenced by factors beyond parenting – including the social care system itself. Participants will gain an understanding of how systemic issues and institutional dynamics can contribute to attachment problems in young people.
The course also equips participants with the ability to recognise and respond to different attachment styles that young people may present. By understanding the behaviours and needs associated with each attachment style, participants will be better equipped to provide appropriate support and interventions.
By the end of the “Attachment: How We Develop and Form Attachments” session, participants will be able to:
- Understand how attachment styles are formed and recognise their impact on relationships with others.
- Identify and differentiate between the four main styles of attachment: secure, disorganised, anxious, and avoidant.
- Comprehend the importance of secure attachment in facilitating trusting and meaningful relationships for young people with their peers and the adults around them.
- Recognise how positive relationships create a safe and secure environment for young people to grow, learn, and develop well throughout their childhood years.
- Recognise and understand the issues that can impact attachment, including parental separation, abuse, neglect, parenting styles, poverty, and the role of the social care system.
- Gain the ability to recognise different attachment styles that young people may present and respond effectively to their specific needs.