The parent-child relationship serves as a prototype for the child’s future relationships.

Attachment theory provides a vital development framework for making sense of the behaviour of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. Complex trauma means that very often they have developed maladaptive coping strategies that need to be undone so they can relearn appropriate skills for social integration.

Attachment is the essential foundation of the therapeutic alliance that a carer needs to build with the child or young person. This relationship is crucial, as it is used by the child as a template to apply to future relationship experiences.

This course will help you to understand attachment theory and the different attachment styles. It will help you understand some of the behaviours you see in your children and it will give you some strategies that will help you support your children and young people into successful relationships.

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