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The relationship between baby brains and attachment theory training

Event/course Code EYC 18/023
Event/course type Workshop
Number of sessions 1  
Event/course summary The workshop will focus on the relationship between attachment and babies' brains and will cover:

- Overview of recent research studies looking at early bonding experiences and impact on brain development

- Overview of attachment styles and impact on relationships

- Case Discussion in small groups and application of theory to our work
Aims This workshop will:

- Provide participants with an in depth exploration/review of attachment theory

- Help participants to consider how attachment theory relates to their work

- Help practitioners to think about some of the children and families they are working with

- Give participants skills to identify children and toddlers at risk of developing mental health difficulties. 
Learning outcomes - skills and knowledge By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

- Describe attachment theory and relate it to infant and toddler development.
- Identify the connections between early experiences and children's behaviour and emotions
- Identify children's needs through observation of children and their relationships.

Intended impact on practice Following the workshop, practitioners will be able to identify emerging or developing mental health difficulties in children under 5 years and follow the signposting and referral processes to support families to achieve the best outcomes for their children.
Additional event/course information
Who is this event for? Those who have not yet attended this workshop or are new to working Early Years Services including Wandsworth PVI settings where Wandsworth children are placed. Staff from all Wandsworth sectors(health, education, early years and social care) are welcome.
Lead Trainer
Trainers Amanda Cyriax / Catherine Lemberger
Information about trainer(s) Trainers are Psychotherapists and Psychologists at Wandsworth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Under 5’s Service. 
Subject Areas Attachment Theory / Child Development / Early Help / Early Years & Foundation Stage / Emotional, Mental Health & Wellbeing / Mental Health / Psychology
Key Stages
Foundation No KS1 Yes KS2 Yes KS3 Yes KS4 Yes KS5 Yes 14-19/24 Yes 
Event/course administrator Samreen Zamir (
Event/course organiser Alison Strickland
Event/course costs
Richmond and Wandsworth statutory organisation and Wandsworth school£0.00
Wandsworth voluntary or community organisation and Richmond voluntary or community organisation (adult services)£0.00
Wandsworth private, independent or academy school / organisation and Richmond private organisation (adult services)£0.00
Out of Wandsworth borough school or organisation (children's services) / out of Richmond and Wandsworth organisation (adult services)£0.00
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 25 June 201809:00 - 12:30Yvonne Carr Children's CentreMap