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Fri 28 Oct

Direct Work with Children: Using an Attachment and Trauma Informed Perspective

9.30am -4.30pm

St Andrews Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

€50 IASW members/€100 non-members




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Following on from the initial Attachment and Trauma Perspectives in Social Work, this training will provide social workers with practical skills and approaches that will support this learning in their direct work with children. This training will provide a variety of tools and methods using an attachment and trauma informed approach that can be used with children in the context of a once off interview, a short term crisis intervention or a longer piece of work.

This training will also address how to record these interventions for the purposes of assessments and court proceedings.

Aoife Bairéad is a social worker specialising in trauma and attachment. Her interest in working with children with attachment issues, developmental trauma and emotional disregulation has brought her to work in a variety of different settings; to Vietnam managing an Art and Music Project for children with emotional, physical and mental health needs; to New York undertaking mediation and group work with at risk teens and their families; as a social care worker with teenagers in residential care in Ireland, and most recently as a child protection social worker and then social work team leader with Tusla. 

Aoife is a qualified Social Worker, and has additional qualifications and training in attachment assessments (AAI, Care Index, Narrative Story Stems), as well as interventions for children and adults with trauma histories and attachment issues; Theraplay and Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT).