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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Child Attachment Play Assessment Training is a doll play procedure designed to assess children aged 3 – 11 years in terms of attachment strategies, developmental trauma, mentalising and depression. It has been developed for use with children from very troubled backgrounds and assists practitioners in formulating intervention plans most likely to succeed. The first 4 days cover the normative insecure patterns of attachment followed by a break with the second 4 days of training covering the clinical examples of attachment, trauma and depression

The CAPA was developed by Dr Steve Farnfield; founder and convenor of the Attachment Studies programmes at the University of Roehampton U.K. Dr. Farnfield is co-editor of the 3 volume Routledge Handbooks of Attachment. He is also a licensed trainer for a wide range of DMM assessment procedures.  Please note the Date Change from that in the Flyer, Course dates are now the 8th-11th September and 24th-27th November,  for  further details, cost and to book, Click on the Link Below

The Child Attachment and Play Assessment

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. The programmon presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in care giving and animated graphic designed to clarify principles to COS.details and how to register click on the link below.   This is for professionals and those providing parenting education and support.􏰌􏰐􏰜􏰙􏰋􏰓􏰏 􏰗􏰖Hosted by our Associates at Young Ballymun, Dublin.􏰗

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An IAIA Recommended Program.

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Practitioners will learn skills to be able to run Heart to heart sessions, a fun and effective early help attachment programme for parents, carers and their children or teens to attend together.  It can be delivered with groups, 1:1 or through a home-visiting model and is split across two approximate age ranges; 5-9 years and 10-15 years. This flexible 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.  Adolescence can be a challenging time for parents and carers and this programme offers an ideal opportunity to share and experience new and empowering evidence-based knowledge with families.

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This training is for practitioners who wish to extend their work to babies/toddlers and their parents/carers using a simple attachment approach.  The programme is based on the very latest research mechanisms which show us how caregivers change and how attachment is operationalised in practice. The programme is designed to intervene early (in the first 1001 days) when attachment internal working models are being formed or are most likely to change.

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Sensory Strategies to Build Resilience

Professional development workshop exploring neuro-nurturing to understand how sensory systems impact development.

Participants will learn strategies to facilitate sensory play and build resilience in the early years

Current research in neuroscience and on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences has given more knowledge and information about how and what we experience in the early years has life time impact.  Sensory Play enables chldren to regulate their emotions, building resilience so they can not only cope with life’s adversities, but thrive. 

Who is it for?

Anyone who has an interest in supporting children in the early years to thrive may attend.

Education, Health and Social Care professionals who work with children in the early years.

Organiser

Carly Craig from All Of Me Sensory is an Early Years Specialist based in County Down, Northern Ireland.

All Of Me Sensory facilitates stay and play sensory workshops for children, make and take parent workshops, create and learn staff training, as well as providing sensory resources. Click Below

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Irish Attachment in Action’s National Conference returns to The Helix, DCU, Dublin as we take over the second floor for what should be an exciting and motivating event. Our Community of Practitioners come together to offer a wide and inspirational range of Workshops and Presentations  along the overarching theme of “Why Attachment Matters from Trauma to Hope”. This is going to be something special with Practice Leads from across Ireland delivering 6 workshops and 3 keynote presentations with many of the topics having been requested by members and followers of IAIA.

Please book early as this conference sold out within 4 weeks at our last visit to the Helix.

Conference Time Table 2019

IAIA Conference Brochure 2019 Short

IAIA Conference Full Program 2019

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Conference Workshops 2019

 

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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