Nurturing Attachments

Join Laura Banks for an intensive training program

An 18 week structured program providing theory based strategies for therapeutic parenting

This 54 hour program is an ideal training for adoptive, foster, or kinship parents. It would also be invaluable to workers supporting children with trauma and attachment difficulties or their families



The Program is designed by Dr. Kim Golding from the UK. A well respected psychologist, author and researcher in the field of childhood attachment and trauma.

Program begins Monday, January 20, 2014 from 6-9pm.

It will run for 18 weeks, most Monday nights with a couple of exceptions, at the Shamrock Centre just North of Midhurst. This warm, welcoming location is located just 12 minutes from Bayfield Street Shopping area in Barrie, ON

Our Facilitators

Guaranteed to restore your hope!!

Why will this help my child and family?

I do truly understand how challenging parenting a child with a history of childhood maltreatment can be. When I first adopted my daughter, I thought that I was just being over-sensitive and people told me so, but I had trouble quieting that little voice inside of me that said, "something's off". Since that time I have parented many more children who struggled to let me love them. Many of the techniques that I had learned during my career and my education did not prepare me to parent these children. I knew something different needed to happen. I just didn't know what. I can not tell you how grateful and relieved I was 10 years ago when I started to learn about the effects of trauma on the attachment relationship. I later learned that when children in the first 2-4 years of life are hungry, scared, hurt, abandoned, maltreated it creates significant issues in the ability for this little person to control their emotions, behaviour and body. Life has given me opportunities to see this over and over again. I have travelled to orphanages over seas and held babies with empty eyes. I have rocked 7 year olds in my arms too terrified to go to sleep because of the memories that come back when their eyes close. I have felt hopeless, sad and at times angry because I didn't know what to do. For me the answers started to come with 1 book, The boy who was raised as a dog, by Dr. Bruce Perry and since then I have spent many hours training in the United States in the last 10 years to find ways to help children heal and families be able to live in harmony. I would love to share what I have discovered through the children with you.

Program Fees

The cost of the program will include handhouts, refreshments and 54 hours of training. The cost is $650.00. Private families can contact Family Journeys for payment options as well as payment plan options. We strive to be flexible so that a family needing this program can benefit from the opportunity to be with like minded families.

Unable to make this training, but still interested??

Please send me an email or give me a call if you are unable to make this training but would like to put your name on a list for daytime training, or you have a group and would like me to come to you.