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Attachment Disorders and the need to build resilience

Presented by: Dr Tina Rae

Date: 15th March 2016

Time: 9.45am – 3.30pm

Cost: First place £105 Second Place £75

Includes: Lunch & Refreshments

Target Audience: SENCOs, Teachers, TAs, Learning Mentors, Inclusion Managers,

Course Outline:

In this course participants will consider attachment and attachment disorders and how these affect the way children learn and behave in the school context. Particular reference will be made to looked after children and the way in which attachment disorders impact upon their ability to thrive within the learning context. Participants will have opportunity to clarify and understand attachment disorder and also make use of a range of case studies in order to further enhance their understanding and awareness. There will also be a focus upon identifying and articulating practical strategies which can be used within the classroom context to cope more effectively with young people who display insecure or avoidant attachment patterns.
There will also be a focus upon the need to build resilience in such children & young people (CYP) and the ways in which elements of Positive Psychology can support professionals in this task.

Aims of the course

• For participants to gain a greater understanding of attachment and attachment disorders and to be able to distinguish between different types of attachment disorder
• To identify challenges to young people in education with attachment as a key influencing factor
• To define attachment disorder alongside the implications for learning in the classroom context
• To identify practical strategies for teachers and support staff to use that really do make a difference in
terms of ensuring the inclusion of such young people
• To define resilience and the ways in which this can be built – even with the most vulnerable and
insecurely attached CYP
• To introduce PACE (Pacing, graded Activity & Cognitive behaviour therapy: a randomised Evaluation) and
Solution focused approaches as evidence based strategies which really work with CYP and support the
development of resilience

Dr Tina Rae is a Consultant Educational Psychologist & author of 68 publications

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