Building Bonds and Breaking Cycles Seminar day 1, 7th March 2024
Building Bonds works closely with Sefton in their improvement journey to be proactive in keeping children within their families of origin. Building Bonds & Sefton BABS founder, consultant clinical psychologist, Dr Lisa Marsland Hall is adamant that parents should not be ‘judged on past cycles’ but should be supported to build bonds with their children and have the chance to break cycles of ACES, by receiving the support at the right time.
“You’ll never be more vulnerable than when you have a baby. All the stuff you’ve buried for years resurfaces. The focus is helping parents to banish and separate out ‘their ghosts’ from the relationship they want to have with their children.”
Parenting and caring for children who have suffered trauma, separation and loss is highly likely to trigger carers own childhood experiences and past/present issues. Children act out their attachment patterns, anxiety and experiences of loss/separation in the families they join.
During the seminar Lisa supports learners to gain an understanding of
· What adverse childhood experiences are and what impact they can have on our ‘inner working models”
· The impact of separation/loss from birth parents on children and what loss might look like
· Patterns of attachment we may see in our children and recognise in ourselves
· What are “ghosts in the nursery” (how the act of parenting children can trigger carers own childhood memories) and how we can create ‘Angels’ for children
· The importance of ‘head space’ so we can hold our children in mind.
This content of the seminar is spread over two days.
Throughout this seminar you will be invited to reflect on your own experiences and how it may inform the care your offer. We have opted to make day one in person to enable you to meet with carers and connect directly with Lisa.
Day two is online to accommodate families where it is hard to make arrangements to travel to training.
Following the seminar, you will have access to a resource pack support you caring in a trauma informed way.
A creche has been organised for this event. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please request your creche place at least two weeks prior to the event. Request a creche place here
|To find out more about the BABS Service visit Building Attachment & Bonds Service (BABS) : Mersey Care and to understand more about Lisa and the training – see www.buildingbonds.org.uk|
The Waterfront Southport Hotel,