Using Attachment as a Lens for Child Welfare Practice

Tags: Children, Child Care, Child Care Workers

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 the clients’ defenses against our interventions.  This knowledge will inform case planning decisions for the children of concern plus the adult clients. This workshop is aimed at front-line child welfare workers and their supervisors, or for those involved in child welfare matters in court. 

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 

Presenter: Joanne Brown

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

Joanne has been with New Directions for nearly 30 years and is a Clinician in Family Therapy ServicesShe co-chairs The Attachment Network of Manitoba ( and has had opportunity to train and certify in a number of attachment specific models, using this information to inform practice in child welfare, education, and child care 

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