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Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention

Format Workshop
Presenters Prof David Howe (UK)
Description A training opportunity with internationally renowned UK academic, author, and presenter Professor David Howe.

Understanding how children's psychological selves form in the context of early care-giving relationships is critical to understanding the effects of child maltreatment and its consequences for longer term development. With deepened understanding of how abusive and neglectful parenting affects children's development, behaviour, and longer term mental health, professionals are better equipped to make accurate assessments and design interventions more in tune with the needs of both children and their carers.

Some of the key concepts David will present will include:

A brief review of the key concepts of Attachment theory, including attachment types, children's internal working models, early brain development, the role of emotional and sensory regulation, and the adaptive strategies that children develop under different caregiving regimes.
Maltreatment and attachment. The developmental consequences for children who have been maltreated are considered, including the adaptive strategies employed by children who suffer abuse and neglect. Understanding the relationship histories and mind states of parents who endanger their children is also key to making sense of caregiving that is abusive and neglectful.
An assessment model using an attachment based framework. A video case example will be shown and analysed to illustrate some key assessment principles, including recognizing the importance of people's relationship histories in order to understand their current behaviour.
Best practice interventions from an attachment-developmental perspective including preventive, early and tertiary level interventions and approaches. The importance of the parent-worker relationship is highlighted as a way of promoting safety and bringing about change.

David Howe is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich and the author of over 20 books, including the popular titles 'Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development & Intervention' and 'Attachment Across the Lifecourse'. This workshop represents a rare opportunity to hear a globally recognised name in the area of attachment and developmental. We anticipate it will be heavily subscribed and would encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Vibe Hotel Sydney
111 Goulburn St, SYDNEY

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 5 Nov 2012
Time 9am - 430pm
Cost $230 incl GST
Notes Lunch and tea break catering included
Organiser Compass Seminars Pty Ltd
Contact Name Ben Monaghan
Telephone 1800 673385
Fax 1800 673405