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TotSlot Training

A brand new resource helping new parents understand attachment

How often have you noticed that a baby can be happy with a friend or relative while mum is absent for a short time, but as soon as she returns the baby will become tearful and reach out for mum to pick them back up!

It can seem strange to us, but it’s actually all to do with attachment – the emotional bond between a parent and a child. The first two years of a child’s life is when the brain is developing at it’s fastest, and this time is key for developing attachment.

Because we take attachment seriously, we have developed TotSlot.

Totslot is a series of ten minute talks looking at the key principles of bonding and attachment, helping parents explore how to develop a close bond with their children. It is presented using flashcards in an A3 presentation folder and is ideal for running in a local setting such as a baby or toddler group.

Read more about Totslot and attachment theory.

Email if you would like any more information or have a general enquiry learning@cff.org.uk

Training

The TotSlot training day costs £100, with a second attender rate of £80.

This includes lunch and refreshments.

You will be given a presenter manual, as well as the A3 presenter folder with flashcards and a starter pack of 10 parent booklets.

Topics include an introduction to attachment theory, facilitation skills and information on the sessions’ content.

For training dates, please check our Upcoming training dates.

Please note: Care for the Family’s licence to develop the TotSlot resource is for use within the faith and voluntary sectors in the UK. If you are working with families in a statutory sector role, please contact Grobrain for information on their training and materials.

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