Healthy attachment to a primary caregiver as an infant profoundly influences a child’s overall emotional health and can have significant impacts across the lifespan. The effects of trauma often reinforce dysfunctional attachment behaviours and subsequent challenging behaviours in later life.
In this session, participants will be introduced to the key components of attachment theory and its contemporary application. Participants will also explore how attachment-based issues may present at different life stages (i.e. childhood, adolescence, adulthood) and how attachment-based approaches can help address psychopathology and support recovery.
Training facilitated by The Lighthouse Institute
The Lighthouse Institute was developed to expand the work of Lighthouse Foundation, increasing the availability of the Therapeutic Family Model of Care™ to homeless children and young people throughout Australia. The Institute also focuses on the promotion and development of attachment and trauma-informed practice in work with children and young people, and ending youth homelessness through community debate, education, training, consultancy and research