More and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development. They are flooding our child welfare system with an overwhelming array of problems - emotional, behavioral, social, cognitive, developmental, physical and moral - and growing up to perpetuate the cycle with their own children. Research has shown that up to 80% of high-risk families (abuse and neglect, poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, history of maltreatment in parents’ childhood, depression and other psychological disorders in parents) create severe attachment disorders in their children. Since there are one million substantiated cases of serious abuse and neglect in the U.S. each year, the statistics indicate that there are 800,000 children with severe attachment disorder coming to the attention of the child welfare system each year. This does not include thousands of children with attachment disorder adopted from other countries.
This workshop has been approved for 16 CEUs by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling and 16 Contact Hours by the DCF Office of Domestic Violence. CE Broker Course Tracking Number: 20- 213228. Provider #: 50-9339 The Certification Board of Addictions Professionals CE Provider # 5090
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