Developing secure attachments to adult caregivers is critical to the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. Children who are securely attached are more resilient and are better able to manage stress. Secure attachments are particularly critical in unsettled times such as the current pandemic when other typical supports and resources may be lacking. As professional providers to children and their families, we can provide a secure base to our patients/clients by tuning and toning their unconscious nervous systems toward safety and security when they are surrounded by danger and life threat.
Marilyn, an experienced pediatrician and neonatologist, introduces the themes of her upcoming course, including a developmental framework embedded in attachment theory and an understanding of the unconscious nervous system that builds strong therapeutic alliances between professional providers, children, and their families.