An Overview of Attachment and Adaptation in Parent-Child Relationships
Who is this for?
What can you expect to gain from this workshop?
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Identify three main characteristics of attachment security and insecurity.
Identify core features of caregiver-child interactions that lead to a child’s sense of safety and security.
Define relational health.
CEUs for mental health professionals and STARS hours are provided.
This presentation will guide the participant though understanding the attachment relationship as it develops in the first year of life. Participants will gain an understanding about how infants and young children adapt to their caregiving environment and how that adaptation shapes their emotional wellbeing and shows up in adolescence and adulthood.
Participants will learn how the caregiver-child relationship can provide the necessary ingredients for meeting a child’s core emotional needs to feel safe and secure. When this core need is met the child is set on a trajectory of emotional wellbeing and protected health. When this core need is not met, the child struggles. It is through relationships with adults that are attuned, predictable, and responsive to the child’s need for security that enable a child to reach their full potential.