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Attachments (ATTmas)

[This course will take you about 1h to complete.]

The development of the bond between an infant and their primary caregivers is primordial for their development, especially while they are young. This bond is called "attachment". When a child is unable to develop this bond, it may affect their wellbeing and can have long-lasting effects. Unfortunately, many children in care suffer from attachment issues. As a foster carer, you will have to support the child to overcome these difficulties.

The objectives of the course are for you:
- To be introduced to the idea of attachment, and attachment theory.
- To understand different types of attachment styles.
- To understand why and what happens when attachment is insecure.
- To understand the different needs children have because of their attachment style.
- To understand what happens to attachment when a need is not met.
- To be able to identify attachment issues based on a child’s behaviour.
- To learn practical techniques to help a child with attachment issues.
  • Instructions for Apple users
  • Module 1 - [20 min]
  • Assignment 1
  • Module 2 - [25 min]
  • Assignment 2
  • Course suggestion
  • Feedback survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever