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Mon 06 Apr

FULLY BOOKED Using an Attachment and Trauma Informed Perspective in Social Work with Children – Online Training

10.30am - 1.00pm


€20 IASW members/€ non-members

This workshop takes place over two mornings on Monday 6th April and Monday 20th April, 10.30-1pm


Learning goals

- Develop a basic understanding of how trauma impacts children's development

- To recognise and respond to behaviours relating to developmental trauma in children

- To explore how to incorporate trauma focused work into work with children


What do I need?

  • Access to computer and internet
  • Download the Zoom app (instructions and relevant links will be provided in advance)
  • A quiet space with few interruptions (we know a lot of you are working from home so are not expecting no interruptions!)


This course usually incorporates practical skills for direct work with children. Attendees will be offered a half day workshop in this at a later date if they wish to avail of this.


Aoife Bairéad is a social worker specialising in trauma and attachment. Her interest in working with children with attachment issues, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation 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, SAA, Meaning of the Child, Care Index, Narrative Story Stems), as well as interventions for children and adults with trauma histories and attachment issues; Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT). In 2018 Aoife set up Minds in Mind, specialising in attachment and trauma informed assessment and intervention for children and their families.