Using an attachment and trauma informed approach, this training strives to provide alternatives to behaviour first approach and supports the importance of taking a deeper look at what is beneath the behaviour. This is not about throwing structure, and expectations out the window, but rather an emphasis on the importance of merging those elements with the relationship into the structured environments. Participants will also gain an increased appreciation for their own attachment stories and how they have shaped the individuals they are today.
- Define trauma and discuss the impact trauma can have on children.
- Describe attachment theory, and the importance of attachment throughout the lifespan.
- Recognize the impact our own trauma story can have on the children we support.
- Examine brain development (neurobiology), and the role it plays in children with big trauma stories.
- Identify the different ways trauma and attachment can present itself in the classroom.
- Apply the principles of PACE and discuss implementation in the classroom setting.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for individuals who work with children and adolescents in academic or clinical and academic combined programs. This workshop was created with the intent of supporting educators and clinical staff in schools including ECPPs or Section 23 programs.
Course Dates & Format
September 22, 2023
12:30pm – 3:30pm ET
This is a 3-hour training. This course consists of a single 3-hour interactive virtual sessions using Zoom.
Janet Cullen, MA, RP
Janet Cullen is a Registered Psychotherapist with a degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in counselling psychology. She has 13 years of clinical experience, working in Virginia, USA and the last decade in Children’s Mental Health in Ontario. Janet is currently a Clinical Manager at the Phoenix Centre and a private practitioner. Through her years of work, Janet has been involved in workshop development and facilitation for front Line Child Protection workers and foster parents, as well as in clinical program development, utilizing an attachment and trauma informed approach. Janet is passionate about Continuing Education and increasing the knowledge of an Attachment informed approach to care.
Abby Doner, MSW, RSW
Abby Doner is a Registered Social Worker with Social Work degrees from Carleton University (BSW) and The University of Waterloo/Renison University College (MSW). She has over ten years of clinical experience working both in Children and Adult Mental Health sectors. Abby currently works as a Family and Child Therapist and as the Clinical Manager Designate at the Phoenix Centre and delves into private practice in her spare time. Abby views the world from an attachment and trauma informed approach, and this has shaped her interest in developing learning opportunities where ongoing knowledge about attachment and trauma can be shared/accessed. Abby has done this through aiding the development and facilitation of trauma/attachment informed workshops and courses and is excited to continue this exchange of knowledge with Safeguards.
Member Fee: $90.00 + $11.70 (HST) = $101.70
Non-Member Fee: $110.00 + $14.30 (HST) = $124.30
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.