Workforce Development

Factors That Affect Attachment*

Mar 7, 2016

This session defines secure attachment and explores the factors that influence it.

Babies are hardwired to develop strong, emotional connections, or attachment, with their primary caregivers. The ability to attach to a significant adult allows young children to become trusting, confident, and capable of regulating stress and distress. The most important part of attachment is the quality of attachment formed, as it predicts later development. Ideally, children develop secure attachment (a healthy emotional bond) with caregivers. An infant who develops secure attachment with a primary caregiver during the early years of life is more likely to have positive relationships with peers, be liked by their teachers, perform better in school, and respond with resilience in the face of adversity as preschoolers and older children. This session defines secure attachment and explores the factors that influence it. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the attachment process and how to support this important process with young children and the important adults in their lives.

Our topic experts are available for onsite sessions, webinars, and keynotes and presentations at conferences.

Contact Us About This Session!

After submitting a request form, our experts will contact you about scheduling and customizing this session to meet your needs.

Contact Us

*This course is also available in Spanish.

Explore more from Professional Development Opportunities in Early Development and Learning

  • Training

    Responding to Challenging Behaviors in Infants and Toddlers

    This session will present skills and strategies to help participants learn how to respond effectively to challenging behaviors in infants and toddlers.

  • Training

    Foundations of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

    This session addresses a wide range of areas from the historical foundations of infant and early childhood mental health, importance of attachment, building relationships, and responsive caregiving a…

  • Training

    Social and Emotional Development*

    This session will provide participants the understanding of what healthy social-emotional development is, its importance to later learning, and specific ways to support healthy social-emotional devel…

Explore more from Professional Development Opportunities in Infant- Early Childhood Mental Health

Explore more from Professional Development Opportunities in Supporting Child Well-Being

Explore more from On-Site Professional Development Opportunities

  • Training

    Importance of Play

    This session will define play, review stages of play, and discuss strategies participants can use during their interactions with young children to support learning through play.

  • Training

    Building Collaborative Relationships With Families

    This session supports relationship building with families by helping professionals to define and practice active listening skills, explore the parallel process, and the importance of reflection.

  • Training

    Trauma and Toxic Stress*

    This session shares the science behind trauma and toxic stress and strategies for supporting very young children and their families when they have a traumatic experience.

Explore more from Webinar Professional Development Opportunities

Explore more from Request our Experts for Keynotes and Presentations