Session 6/15Page 1/4 How to practice professional caregiving: Attachment patterns
How to practice professional caregiving and how children respond to care: Attachment patterns
Competences to be exercised:
- Understand the ongoing balance between Task Work and Relations Work.
- The skills of practising professional Secure Caregiver Behaviour.
- Recognising and practising Secure Caregiver Style.
Theme of the session: In session 4 you worked with understanding attachment behaviour and how caregivers can offer the children a Secure Base. In this training session you will study Secure Caregiver Behaviour in detail, and how children respond to caregiving. How should caregivers behave in order to make the children feel secure, so they can interact, play and learn? Also, children learn very early to cope with separation. The individual child learns a strategy of coping with separation and stress from it’s first caregivers. Basically children have four ways of coping – these strategies are called Attachment Patterns. You will exercise recognising these patterns, and have suggestions for how to respond in interaction with the child.
Aims of the session: The main goal of this session is to understand how to practice professional care.