Supporting Resilience: Culturally Sensitive & Developmentally Appropriate Assessment & Interventions from Infancy to Adolescence, Part 2 – Understanding Attachment: Practical Strategies to Help Build a Secure Base for the Future


This is Part 2 of 9 of the Supporting Resilience in Children & Youth learning series.




This 2-hour workshop is the second in the Supporting Resilience for Children and Youth series. This presentation will provide an overview of attachment theory and describe what attachment relationships may look like at various ages/stages of development and across cultures and contexts. We will also discuss strategies for cultivating attunement between young children and their caregivers, focusing on mutual joy and co-regulation skills. Over the course of the workshop, we will highlight the social-emotional development at each stage of early childhood, and its role in fostering strong relationships.




  • Identify attachment styles and the implications for children and practice.
  • Understand co-regulation and identify at least three strategies to foster attunement between

            caregivers and infants).

  • Understand the emotional development of toddlers and learn how to interpret behavior as communication, stay calm amidst chaos, and identify three practical strategies to co-regulate.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




Katie Volk

Katie Volk, MA is a child development specialist with a particular focus on infancy, early childhood, and families living in poverty. She has worked with hundreds of community organizations to provide training and technical assistance in the United States and Australia, particularly focused on implementing  trauma-informed practices. Katie understands the multidimensional strengths and needs of children and families, the paraprofessionals who serve them, and the systems and contexts in which they live and work. Katie has worked at The National Center on Family Homelessness and C4 Innovations. She has served as adjunct faculty at Boston College, Lesley University, and Wheaton College and is currently conducting her doctoral research at the University of Massachusetts Boston.



The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Dec 1, 2022 12:00 pm
Ends: Dec 1, 2022 2:00 pm
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