Attachment-Based Long-Term Engagement Training - Secondary-Aged Children

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ABLE Training for Secondary-Aged Children

(Attachment Based Long-Term Engagement)

Course Aim

This course has been specifically designed for those working with secondary aged children demonstrating emotional difficulties and displaying challenging behaviour.

Over two days, participants will engage in an interactive exploration of attachment theory, identifying their own attachment style and learning to recognise the attachment styles of young people, specifically those that have experienced trauma or loss. Participants will use this awareness to further explore the impact of disrupted attachment and abuse on relationships, behaviour, emotional well-being and mental health.

Practical elements of the course include working with creative methods in order to bring about therapeutic relationships with young people, encourage the development of emotional regulation and positive behavioural strategies. There will be opportunities for personal reflection and exploration of the importance of self -care for those working in challenging environments.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will leave this training having achieved the following:

Demonstrate clear understanding of challenging behaviour and the possible causes of such.

Demonstrate clear understanding of developmental, biological, and neurological factors involved in emotional disturbance, particularly regarding disrupted attachment.

Demonstrate ability to recognise signs of disrupted attachment in young people and apply specific ways of working according to individual need.

Practise using creative tools and techniques to assist with developing healthier levels of emotional regulation, problem solving and emotional literacy in secondary aged children.

Demonstrate understanding of ‘self’ in relation to empathy, engagement, and impact on others.

Participants will receive certificates of attendance, workbook containing summary learning points and personal reflections plus all relevant hand-outs and learning materials.


For up to 20 participants. 

 £3,900 plus VAT for the two-day programme (£97.50 per head per day) including all learning resources.