Attachment – Theory and Application Training

Course Provider: Calan DVS

Course Administrator: Julie Morris


A comprehensive course to enable participants to understand all aspects of attachment theory and its application to social work with children and young people and the fostering and caring for looked after children.  The course should cover basic, intermediary and advanced knowledge  attachment and its application to children in need and children looked after; delivered either separately or all in one, and able to be tailored for social workers and foster carers.

To build upon participants’ knowledge and understanding of Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how they may use this knowledge to inform their practice with children and young people in need and looked after

To assist participants assessing the attachment capacity of children and young people including determining parenting capacity and family and environmental factors

Date Venue Time
19th July 2018 Cartrefi Cymru Office Brecon 9.30am - 4.30pm
14th March 2019 NPTC Newtown 9.30am - 4.30pm

Key Learning Outcomes

To enable professionals to examine the impact of stressful parenting following adoption or fostering placement with a view to predicting, planning and monitoring parental support needs

To help participants determine the impact of individual and family factors on the capacity of parents to provide adequate care

To outline how the physical and emotional development of children and young people in need of protection or who are looked after may be affected by their experiences

To consider how participants can help to plan and prepare to meet the developmental needs of children and young people

To provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of the impact of early and chronic trauma on children and the ways in which they may be helped to recover

There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given