Using Attachment as a Lens for Child Welfare Practice

Using Attachment as a Lens for Child Welfare Practice

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Understanding how trauma and how healthy relationships alter the way in which our clients know to exist in relationships

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This 3 hour workshop will deepen the understanding of attachment patterns in our clients, using Circle of Security as a model to understand our role in assisting our clients, and also the clients’ defenses against our interventions. This knowledge will inform case planning decisions for the children of concern plus the adult clients. This workshop is aimed at front line child welfare workers and their supervisors, or for those involved in child welfare matters in court.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To understand attachment patterns; how they are defensive or protective patterns
  • To understand how trauma alters our attachment trajectory
  • To have a model to understand our actions/reactions to our clients

Facilitator: Joanne Brown.

Joanne has been with New Directions for nearly 30 years and is a Clinician in Family Therapy Services. She co-chairs The Attachment Network of Manitoba ( and has had opportunity to train and certify in a number of attachment specific models, using this information to inform practice in child welfare, education, and child care.

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