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Building Identity

June 25, 2015 @ 9:45 am - 2:45 pm

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Identity & Child Development Training:

This training programme will aim to help you understand more about how to help and support traumatised children to form a strong and positive identity. Baby’s early interventions with caregivers shape their sense of self and their developing personality. Where there is neglect, rejection or abuse, overwhelming stress damages the baby’s developing brain and affects physical, emotional, social and cognitive development in countless ways. Distortions and disruptions in early attachment relationships have far-reaching effects on the way children see themselves and relate to other people.

Looking after children who have suffered in this way and making decisions about their lives is a challenging task. Carer and Social Workers need to be able to help children and young people to make sense of their troubled histories. To do this they need the best possible training and support.

This training explains how, with knowledge, understanding and skill from everyone involved, it is possible for the child to grow up into an individual with a positive sense of who he or she is and where they have come from, someone who is tolerant of, and can celebrate “difference” in themselves and others.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the importance of identification and differentiation
  • To understand why the attachment process is key to the child’s sense of identity
  • To consider the effect of unmet attachment needs
  • To consider the effect of diversity issues on identity formation
  • To understand how to help children tolerate and celebrate diversity


June 25, 2015
9:45 am - 2:45 pm
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