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Attachment Theory in Action: Building Resilience Between Caregivers and Children

August 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Building Resilience Between Caregivers and Children is a workshop for advocates and preventionists alike. The workshop will connect the dots between attachment theory and programs and services to build resilience between caregivers and children. Attachment theory describes how the bond between caregivers and children influences relationships in the present as well as the future. Participants will explore practical methods to apply attachment theory in advocacy and prevention; how attachment theory relates to the trauma-informed approach; firsthand experiences with application of attachment theory; and other resources that can support advocates and preventionists to build resilience between children and caregivers in community or in shelter. 


About Deanna Lavery: 

Deanna Lavery, MSW has worked with families who have experienced trauma for over 15 years. She began her career as a home visitor doing early intervention with infants and toddlers with special needs that was a firsthand introduction to how early support for families with young children can change a family’s entire trajectory. A preventionist and advocate before she knew what those words meant, she went on to be a family therapist and advocate for young people involved in the courts and Child Protective Services, a therapeutic day treatment counselor in middle school for young people with trauma-symptoms and a fair housing advocate. For the past 5 years, Deanna has worked as the Child and Family Resilience Coordinator for an intimate partner violence shelter and community services in rural Virginia–developing programs and engaging families at the intersection between prevention and intervention.  Deanna also works as a family therapist for families who have experienced severe attachment trauma and is trained and supervised in the Circle of Security protocol.  Deanna believes that an understanding and application of Attachment and trauma-responsive programming is the key to both prevent violence and build resilient families who have been impacted by violence and is excited to connect with you around her passions. 


WHEN: August 26, 2021, 10am to 12pm

WHERE: Virtually, on Zoom

HOW MUCH: No cost

REGISTER: Click here!


August 26, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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