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Attachment – Why is it Important?

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Attachment is the foundation of human development that is essential to the development of trust. Trust allows us to move forward in developing the skills we need to travel through life. This class will discuss the attachment cycle, how trust develops and the importance of this basic interaction. We will look at attachment on a continuum and discuss two styles of attachment.

Course description:

We will explore the foundations of attachment, how it impacts the developing brain and implications for building healthy relationships.

Objectives:

  1. Identify two types of attachment
  2. Describe the attachment cycle
  3. Identify characteristic of secure attachment vs disorganized attachment.

Presenter: Keatha McLeod, ADN, LSS Therapeutic Fostercare Coordinator

Keatha has been a foster parent for more than 20 years. She has presented at ATTACh, the national conference for the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children. In addition, she has 20 years of experience as a PRIDE trainer on trauma and attachment in children and youth.

Questions? Contact: Keatha McLeod, Therapeutic Foster Care Coordinator at keatha.mcleod@lssmn.org or 701.446.7652 for accommodation requests connected to a disability. Services are intended to be inclusive and accessible.

This service is provided by funding made possible through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Audience is for Minnesota residents ONLY.

Organizer

Lutheran Social Service
Phone
651-646-7771
Email
welcome@chlss.org
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Other

Registration is required
Yes
Regions served:
All Regions
Encouraged to attend
Kinship/Foster/Adoptive Parents
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