“Together TV is glad to announce that on Sunday 14th June at 8 pm, we will air groundbreaking documentary Resilience;  The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a UK premiere. Sky channel 170, Freeview 88, Virgin Media 269, Freesat 164.“Whilst society often portrays childhood as a time of hapiness and innocence, the sad reality for many children is that this is simply not true. In general, we assume that children are resilient and tough; we expect that they won’t clearly remember upsetting events from their earliest years in their later ones. However, will the mind may forget, this clever documentary highlights that the body still remembers. Resilience reveals how toxic stress in pre-teens can trigger hormones that can wreak havoc on their brains and bodies.” Well worth a watch!

 

Parent-Child Attachment Play (PCAP) is a very innovative and empowering early help attachment programme for parents and their children from 3-15+. It can be delivered with groups, 1:1 or through a home-visiting model.  Parents and carers are often concerned about their children’s behaviour and that by adopting a playful attachment approach they will somehow lose control over their family life.  In fact, the opposite is true.  When the parent-child relationship is working, helpful child behaviour generally follows and family life becomes more manageable.

 This 10-step programme is based on the latest attachment research which shows that supporting the parent-child attachment relationship sets the scene for the best outcomes for children right into adulthood.

 PCAP involves sharing three skills with parents and carers through interactive workshop-style sessions;

1.  Play (and the creation of a shoebox or bag of toys/activities designed around the preferences of the child)

2.  Containment (managing time, environment, emotions and helping children to make helpful choices)

3.  Head, Heart and Hands (an attachment tool based on evidence-based Reflective Functioning

 Courses are targeted towards professionals working with children and families not parents.

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Parent Child Attachment Play

This is a gentle play-based approach aimed at improving the attachment quality of the parent-child relationship using attachment mechanisms and child-oriented play with parents/carers and their children aged 3- 15+ years.

PCAP practitioners work with the parent(s) or carer(s) and not directly with the child(ren).

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From one of our associates: ‘Connected for Life’ has been delivering training for organisations and groups in N Ireland on ACEs and Resilience for a number of years. We have developed this training in response to requests from individuals who are interested in the training, but have not been able to access organisational training.

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We know that good mental health begins early in life, and is particularly influenced by our relationships with our primary caregivers. This relationship between parent and child is referred to as an attachment.

Sometimes this attachment can be secure and healthy, but for around 30% of the population, their attachment is insecure and can lead to mental health difficulties later in life. Event hosted by ‘The British Psychological Society, NI”

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Circle of Security LogoCircle of Security has established a parenting reflection program offering core components of the evidence based and internationally acclaimed COS protocol. This 4-day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to reflect with parents and caregivers  on examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction and healthy options in care giving. Further details and how to register click on the link below. Hosted by our colleaugues at Young Ballymun, Dublin.

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Blue Skies Clondalkin and Family Matters ABC Ballyfermot are working to develop an

Infant Health and Wellbeing Strategy to develop knowledge, skills, practice and services for the pre-birth to 3 years period development.

We will be offering training and mentoring to a range of staff and practitioners, to utilise science and evidence based practice to inform and influence our work in supporting children and families. For Further information and to book click on the link below.

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