If you have ever wondered why children have severe aggressive tendencies or are extremely difficult to have a relationship with, an attachment disorder might be the culprit.
There is no developmental phase more critical to mental health than ages 0-5. Infants and children who do not receive physical, emotional, and social bonding experiences can develop mental disorders known as Attachment Disorders. These disorders are associated with symptoms ranging from depression and anxiety to antisocial behaviors such as violence and aggression, lying and stealing and can lead to repeated disrupted foster and adoptive placements. This class will review the symptoms of Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder so that you will be able to identify them in your classroom or office. This is the first crucial step to helping these children begin to bond and heal.
As a result of this session, you will:
- Identify the etiology of Attachment Disorders.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of Attachment Disorders
- Identify the 5 Critical Facts you must know in order to work with these children.
- Discuss various treatment methods that have shown to be helpful when dealing with children who meet the criteria for an Attachment Disorder.