The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: Introduction to attachment

The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: Introduction to attachment

Part 2 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the key person approach and it’s links with attachment theory.

Session two of The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory, looks at the basics of attachment theory:

+ Gain insight into the following theories:

– What is Attachment
– Secondary attachments
– Insecure attachments
– Early brain development
– The importance of sensitive interactions

A 30/40 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor

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The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: ‘Tuning In’

The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: ‘Tuning In’

Part 3 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the key person approach and it’s links with attachment theory.

Session three of The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory, looks at ‘tuning in’:

+ Observe what ‘tuning in’ looks like in practice
+ See how babies and young children communicate their needs and emotions
+ Become adept at observation with a focus on developing an effective key person approach

A 20/30 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor

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The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: Providing a Secure Base and a Safe Haven

The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: Providing a Secure Base and a Safe Haven

Part 4 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the key person approach and it’s links with attachment theory.

Session four of The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory, looks at ‘tuning in’:

+ Gain insight into what the theory of a secure base and a safe haven looks like in practice
+ Understand how this enables children to be confident to take risks and explore and learn, and how support this
+ Become adept at observation, assessment and planning with a focus on key person skills

A 30 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor

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The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: Proximity maintenance & separation distress

The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory: Proximity maintenance & separation distress

Part 5 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the key person approach and it’s links with attachment theory.

Session five of The Key Person Approach – Links with Attachment Theory, looks at proximity maintenance and separation distress:

+ Gain insight into what proximity maintenance and separation distress looks like in practice
+ Understand how to support children and their carers when they are separating from each other
+ Become adept at observation, assessment and planning with a focus on key person skills

A 30 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor

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The role of the key person: Shared care

The role of the key person: Shared care

Part 1 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the role of the key person.

Session one of The Role of the Key Person, looks at the support key people need from their team:

+ Gain insight into the theory of secondary attachments
+ Recognise the effects that missing someone can have on the child
+ Understand practicalities of being a key person and how you can be supported

A 30 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor

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The Role of the Key Person: Personal Care Routines

The Role of the Key Person: Personal Care Routines

Part 2 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the role of the key person.

Session two of The Role of the Key Person, looks at children’s personal care routines:

+ Gain insight into what sensitive interactions look like
+ Recognise the importance of interactions during care times like feeding, sleeping & changing
+ Understand how important brain connections are made during these crucial times

A 30 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor

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The role of the key person: Professional love

The role of the key person: Professional love

Part 3 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the role of the key person.

Session three of The Role of the Key Person, looks at the concept of ‘professional love’:

+ Gain insight into the importance of unconditional positive regard
+ Be able to manage parental concerns
+ Explore the impact of professional love on practitioners & need for supervision & reflection

A 30/40 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor

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The role of the key person: Partnership with parents

The role of the key person: Partnership with parents

Part 4 of a 5 session series using the clip library to support understanding of the role of the key person.

Session four of The Role of the Key Person, looks at partnerships with parents:

+ Explore the key person role in supporting children’s primary attachments
+ Gain insight into the importance of relationships between child, parents and key person
+ Understand the effects that missing someone can have on the child

A 30 minute training session by early years expert Anne O’Connor.

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