Hope for Healing: Attachment Training for Parents & Professionals

Train online with inspired professionals and parents to improve the lives of children and families. This six-hour training will be conducted in three, two-hour sessions.

  • Friday, June 12, 10:00 am–12:00 pm CST
  • Friday, June 19, 10:00 am–12:00 pm CST
  • Friday, June 26, 10:00 am–12:00 pm CST

Download the registration form and CE info here.

This training provides evidence-based insight for those struggling with problem behaviors. With humor, grace, and researched neuroscience, ATTACh Executive Director Mary M. McGowan will help bring hope for healing to the children and youth in your care. Read more about Mary here.

You’ll learn about adult and child attachment styles, arousal levels linked to survival mechanisms in the brain, behaviors associated with attachment difficulties and developmental trauma, and strategies for attachment-focused parenting and teaching.

For questions or concerns please email info@attach.org.


  • Parent Admission: $20.00*
  • Professional Admission: $30.00*
  • Members: Free
  • *Fees are non-refundable.


Part 1

  • Attachment styles and inter-generational factors
  • Trauma and the Brain
  • The effects of early trauma and neglect  on the brain

Part 2
Trauma and the Brain

  • Loss and Behavior
  • Therapeutic parenting

Part 3 
Putting concepts into practice

  • School Setting
  • Child welfare
  • Discussion

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the intergenerational relationship of attachment styles. Identify personal triggers for anger / fear / rejection.
  2. Describe the losses felt by parents and children. Understand the relevance of grief in the lives of those affected by trauma and loss.
  3. Describe the behaviors associated with attachment difficulties and developmental trauma.
  4. List five strategies of attachment-focused parenting.