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Child Development and Attachment for Foster Carers

This 4 hour dynamic course is a must for all foster carers and involves stimulating activities to enhance the learning experience!  The course has been designed to help carers to understand why some children and young people present the challenging emotional and social behaviours that they do.  Carers will learn the typical patterns of child development and how children in care have often not developed a secure attachment with a main care giver, affecting their development and behaviours.  Strategies to support children displaying difficult behaviours will be considered in depth.  Carers will also explore the importance of play and together generate strategies to help build resilience with their children.  The course will include time for discussion, the sharing of ideas and exploring real 'cases' together.

Time: 10am - 2pm. (Time vary to suit needs.) 

    Aim

  • To understand child development and attachment theory, the effects of an insecure attachment and the importance of building emotional relationships and resilience with children and young people.

    Learning Outcomes

  • Describe typical patterns of child development

  • Recognise a child/young person in need

  • Create strategies to support their social and emotional development

  • Explain attachment theory and the effects of different types of attachment on behaviour and emotional well being

  • Demonstrate play as crucial to building stronger relationships and attachments

  • Support children and young people with their resilience

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