This new course, February 21-22, 2022 will train Children’s Guardians, independent social workers, and others who observe and document parent-child interactions for court proceedings. It will use an attachment approach centered around a practical application of the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM). This focus seeks to shift the observation emphasis from simply noting what parents and children do, to what is happening in the relationship and what the interaction means for the relationship.
The purpose of shifting the observer’s focus is to help the observer avoid missing risk. The Murder of Victoria Climbié is a well-documented example where server risk was missed by many observers. That case involved false smiles (false positive affect) that caused many professionals to miss the great pain the child was experiencing.
The two-day online course is taught by Ben Grey and Juliet Kesteven at the Cambridge Centre for Attachment, and Deirdre Allen and Anne Christie, Children’s Guardians and independent social workers from Northern Ireland. More information and pricing is available from the Cambridge Centre for Attachment.
From CSI’s perspective, the trainers are world leaders in practical applications of attachment and biopsychosocial models describing how children and adults seek to gain the maximum protection from danger. The training is highly recommended for anyone interested.
PS, did you see the dinosaur tracks?