- A precise understanding of attachment theory and the role it can play in supporting families and safeguarding children from maltreatment.
- How to talk confidently about attachment, especially in court (and why this might involve not using the word ‘attachment’ at all).
- Practical guidance and case studies demonstrating concepts such as ‘secure base’, ‘safe haven’, mentalising/mind-mindedness, reflective function, the strange situation procedure, dissociation, loss and trauma.
This resources in this hub can help you meet point 3 of the Knowledge and skills statement for child and family practitioners: Child development and point 5: Abuse and neglect of children.
Contemporary attachment theory and social work
Children who have been removed from their birth family
Using attachment theory in assessments
Role of attachment in your own practice
Using the theory to provide support
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