Building Attachment Through Trust

Building Attachment Through Trust:

Brain-Based Interventions for Connecting with Mistrustful Children

Friday, May 5th | 9:00am-4:00pm
Silver Spring Civic Center | 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Early Bird: Parents: $79 | Professionals: $129 *Early bird rate runs through March 31.
After March 31: Parents: $99 | Professionals (includes 6 CEUs): $149
Lunch will be provided


Children exposed to trauma, abuse and neglect often have trouble trusting adults, which can contribute to challenging family relationships. Join us as we explore the newest neuroscience-based research and interventions on enhancing attachment and connection in families. Come learn from Jon Baylin, a clinical psychologist, accomplished writer, and renowned expert in strengthening attachment and trust within families. At this year’s conference, Dr. Baylin will explore key concepts from his newest book, The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy. Attendees will learn innovative brain-based strategies and interventions developed by Dr. Baylin to help families maintain trusting relationships.

Dr. Baylin will then teach the tangible, brain-based interventions to help create attachment with mistrustful children. He will focus on how adults can send “safety messages” into the defensive brains of these children to help them experience “relational safety” for the first time, beginning the journey from Blocked Trust to Trust. Professionals will learn strategies and interventions for adults, including therapists, child care workers, child welfare workers, substance use disorder practitioners and parents, to become “trust builders” with children and to strengthen connection within families.