Many children and young people struggle in our educational environments due to their early experiences. About 40% of children are said to have an insecure attachment style which means they find it difficult to build relationships and to trust people. Schools need to be aware of these children and young people who may be expressing their anxieties in difficult behaviour, disengagement in learning or just not achieving as they could. This course will explain the impacts on the brain of early trauma as well as the theory of Attachment. Common issues for children like shame, trust, memory and self-regulation will be explored along with some strategies of how to help and support children with insecure Attachments.
- To understand the impact of early trauma on learning and to be able to identify those with insecure attachments.
- To be able to help and support vulnerable children and young people to be able to learn.