Attachment Difficulties: Including Children

Attachment Difficulties: Including Children

This is a practical ‘non medical’day for front line Early Years and school based classroom practitioners working with children and young people with serious attachment issues arising from loss, trauma and abuse. We look at what Psychology may help us in our understanding of children who have faced issues with love and attachment. Splitting, handling projected feelings, constancy and permanence are explored.

Course Category

Meeting emotional needs
Behaviour and Relationships
Inclusion
Teaching and Learning

Description

This is a practical ‘non medical’day for front line Early Years and school based classroom practitioners working with children and young people with serious attachment issues arising from loss, trauma and abuse.

Drawing from the work of Bomber, (2006) and our own experience over many years as educational psychologists of the challenges of children with major social and emotional needs, we will explore together what the best practice can and could look like. We explore the language of attachment and outline very practical classroom and Early Years setting strategies.

We look at what Psychology may help us in our understanding of children who have faced issues with love and attachment. Splitting, handling projected feelings, constancy and permanence are explored.

We can all do something – we do not have to wait for expert therapists to arrive!

Testimonials

Very moving presentation

I will always try and think behind the behaviour now

It had a huge impact on all levels

We all seem to need it

Belonging and feelings are so important

Very user friendly

Excellent!

Learning Objectives

  1. Increased confidence regarding developing inclusive practice for children with serious attachment needs in mainstream schools
  2. Access to a wider range of practical strategies to impact on social and behavioural needs
  3. Deeper understanding of core values surrounding inclusion of emotionally disabled children
  4. Opportunity to reflect on professional attitudes and behaviour towards parents and pupils with complex emotional needs
  5. New skills, scripts and processes to make inclusion successful

Who Is It For ?

  • Early years and school based practitioners
  • Key workers
  • Teaching Assistants with support roles
  • Heads and deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Advanced skills teachers
  • Primary and secondary classroom teachers
  • Parents
  • Local authority support services

Course Content

The course explores the questions :

  • How can we start to develop an understanding of children with attachment needs?
  • What is the true impact of loss, trauma and abuse?
  • What else can we do to go about including high profile children or young people with challenging emotional needs?
  • What useful psychological constructs can we use to guide us?

This course also explores practical strategies and language for key adults rebuilding relationships with individual pupils.

This is a participative day that aims to be explorative and practical. Opportunities to develop empathy with the children of concern will be created.

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Contact Us

Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

dnewton123@ntlworld.com

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Address

48 Whittingham Road
Mapperley
Nottingham
NG3 6BJ