Parent-Child Attachment Relationships and the Effects of Attachment Disruption #322

Online, On-Demand Continuing Education Courses

Michigan State University School of Social Work seeks to be as accessible as possible. You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. The new licensure law states that, in Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body. For more information, please see the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director's Office Social Work General Rules. (R 338. 2963)

This course will provide a general overview of attachment, parent-child attachment relationships, and the effects of attachment disruption on the emotional and behavioral lives of children. The formation of parent-infant/child attachment relationships and the impact of an infant/child’s attachment style on all current and future relationships and functioning will be briefly touched upon. The connections between attachment and emotional regulation and between attachment and behavioral expressions will be discussed. A description of the nature of a positive attachment relationship and the mediating factors of secure attachment in the midst of unfavorable life events will be considered. This will be contrasted with the effects of disrupted attachment. A symptom checklist will be introduced as a diagnostic aid.

This course is free for DHHS Workers and Supervisors
Child Welfare