Using Attachment as a Lens for Child Welfare Practice

This 3 hour workshop will deepen the understanding of attachment patterns in our clients, using Circle of Security as a model to understand our role in assisting our clients, and also the clients’ defenses against our interventions.  This Knowledge will inform case planning decisions for the children of concern plus the adult clients.

Workshop Objectives:


  • To understand attachment patterns; how they are defensive or protective patterns
  • To understand how trauma alters our attachment trajectory
  • To have a model to understand our actions/reactions to our clients

Dates: Thursday, November 4, 2021: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.             Register Here

Cost: $35 per participant
Joanne Brown

Certificate of completion available upon request. Contact:
Registration closes a week before the scheduled workshop

Joanne Brown has been a clinical social worker for close to 30 years, 26 of those at New Directions, always working with families who are struggling to overcome past trauma, current functioning struggles and parent all at the same time.  Joanne has trained extensively in many modalities of attachment, in particular, Circle of Security, and volunteers her time to co-chair the Attachment Network of Manitoba.  Joanne is often called upon to give workshops or talks to various groups on attachment, trauma, parenting and such.  Her work in Family Therapy Services is to liaise with child care centres and families involved in daycare who are struggling.

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