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Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Treatment Framework

June 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm


Kelly Pratt, LCSW from the Boston Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, will be joining the Spurwink Professional Development Center, to discuss Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Treatment Framework.

As many as one in four youth will experience a potentially traumatic exposure, and many of these will be multiple or prolonged. The impact of these stressors is far-reaching, and often repeats across generations as yesterday’s impacted children become tomorrow’s parents and caregivers. Establishing effective practice for this population is a priority, but is challenging, given their diverse histories, their varied presentations, the multifaceted contextual, cultural, and developmental influences which shape them, and the wide range of systems within which they seek care. The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) (Kinnibrugh & Blaustein, 2005; Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010) framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their caregiving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and child development, the framework recognizes the importance of working with the child-in-context, of acknowledging the role of historical experiences and adaptive responses in current presentation, and of intervening with the surrounding environment – whether primary caregivers or treatment system – to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development. Rather than identify step-by-step intervention strategies, the framework identifies 10 key “building blocks”, or intervention targets, key skills/goals within each domain, developmental and cultural considerations, and potential applications across settings.

1) Participants will be able to describe three priority domains of intervention for youth and families exposed to complex trauma.
2) Participants will be able to identify 10 core targets of intervention with trauma-impacted youth.
3) Participants will be able to describe at least one intervention technique within each of the primary identified treatment domains.

This event is open to the public and takes place over two days, June 27th-28th. Sessions will be from 9am-4pm. The fee is $125 for one day or $250 for both days.

For more information, or to register, please contact Shana Jackson at (207) 871-1211 ext. 2158


June 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am
June 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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