The Six-Session Programme for Parents of Traumatized Children
Foreword by: Dan Hughes
Foundations for Attachment Training Resource is a six-session programme to help parents and carers to nurture attachments with their child. It is designed specifically for those caring for children whose capacity to emotionally connect has been compromised as a result of attachment problems, trauma, and loss or separation. Informed by attachment theory and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), it consists of three core modules:
- Understanding Challenges of Parenting
- Therapeutic Parenting
- Looking After Self
It includes relevant theory and process notes for trainers, and a range of activities supported by electronic resources with downloadable activity sheets and handouts. This is a complete resource containing everything you need to run the sessions, and is perfect for any professionals involved in training foster carers, adoptive parents and kinship carers.
DDPI Endorsed Parenting Programme
This parenting programme is informed by DDP principles and has passed through the DDPI endorsement process.
It is recommended that DDPI Endorsed Parenting Programmes are run by facilitators who have undertaken at least Level One and preferably Level Two DDP training and are confident in the use and modelling of PACE.
‘The group programme developed by Kim Golding offers parents and carers a bridge between learning the principles of attachment and how such attachment is experienced. A wonderful resource.’
– Dr Joe Tucci, CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation
‘In six sessions, knowledge about trauma, attachment and neurobiology is made easy to understand through practice-based exercises and handouts. This resource is highly recommended.’
– Julie Hudson, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
‘Foundations for Attachment adeptly explores both the inner lives of these children, and provides resources for the challenges of parenting. Certain to be welcomed by practitioners, its accessible style will enlighten attachment-focused parents too.’
– Ben Monaghan, Managing Director, Compass Seminars Australia
‘Kim Golding has eloquently distilled the essential elements of attuned parenting for children with histories of maltreatment for both facilitator and participant alike, strengthened by a body of evidence from well-thought-out pilot work.’
– Dr Ben Gurney-Smith, Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Adoptionplus & Research Coordinator UK for DDP Institute