Practice Guidance

Observing and supporting a parent’s mentalising capacity: direct work tool

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This tool is part of the attachment knowledge and practice hub. Refer to the guide on assessing attachment in parents and carers to understand more about “mentalisation”, how parental behaviour affects a child’s thoughts, feelings, behaviour and development and ways to speak to parents and carers about a child’s needs. This tool provides a structured way to […]

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