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Understanding the Value of Healthy Childhood Attachments

The will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017
From 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

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Located in : T4E Campbell Community Center, J69
Instructor: Alfred Gales

It is vital for caregivers of foster youth to understand how their clients’ past experiences may inform their ability to attach as well as their behavior resulting from poor attachment. It is also important to know how to appropriately respond to the insecurely attached child and be aware of how the child’s behavior may trigger their own emotional issues. This training will introduce the concept of the development of healthy or “secure” attachment vs. “insecure” attachment and how each present in children behaviorally. This training also provides strategies to develop healthy attachment, as well as discussion on transference issues.

• Understand the concept of attachment, and what defines healthy versus insecure attachment

• Learn the types and stages of loss and how these affect attachment and behavior

• Learn how attachment disorders can affect behavior, and how to work with children with attachment disorders

• Discuss and be aware of countertransference issues


Additional Information

Eligible Participants

Santa Clara County Title IV-E Collaborative training events are free for all who qualify. Eligible participants include:

  • Staff of residential treatment facilities in Santa Clara County
  • Foster and adoptive parents
  • Prospective foster and adoptive parents
  • Santa Clara County social workers
  • Santa Clara County children’s mental health providers
  • Staff of community based organizations that serve children and families in Santa Clara County
  • College and university students in academic preparation to work with families and children

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to assure registration for the course. Attendees arriving after the start of the training time may lose registration position, and may not be allowed in due to wait list and need for prompt start time. Please cancel in advance if you cannot attend as frequent "no shows" may result in an inability to register for future training.

Please Note:

If you are seeking CEU's for this training, you must be present for the entirety of the training. You must sign in and sign out on the designated CEU sign-in sheet. 


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