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Child Attachment

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The Child Attachment course explores the psychology behind child attachment, to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of child attachment disorders, theories and causes. You will gain a broad understanding of the carer-infant relationship, how early emotional bonds are made, the common factors that influence child attachment, and much more.

Throughout the course, you will explore the views of the main contributors to the field of child attachment, through cases studies and in-depth exercises that will help you to gain a practical understanding of how attachment affects child development. By the end of the course, you will have an excellent understanding of the models of attachment in the early years and the bond between caregivers and very young children.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of child attachment disorder
  • Learn about the different types, styles and patterns of attachment 
  • Broaden your knowledge of the attachment theory and parent-child relationship
  • Understand the importance of creating an early emotional bond with your child
  • Identify the different stages and models of attachment in infants
  • Gain an understanding of how attachment affects child development
  • Familiarise with the main contributors to the field of child attachment
  • Explore the main influences of child attachment and how attachment develops
  • Learn how to deal with attachment issues in children and explore the causes

Who is This course for?

This course is ideal for those who work with children such as social workers and child psychologists, who want to gain a better understanding of child attachment theories. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied part-time or full-time.


Our Child Attachment is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Assessment and Certification 

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for a paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to deal with issues of attachment in children and will have a solid understanding of how attachment develops and the signs of attachment. This course will help those who work in the following professions:

  • Child Psychologist
  • Teacher/Teaching Assistant
  • Child Social Worker
  • Childminder
  • Foster Carer

Course Curriculum

Module 01
Introduction to Child Attachment 00:05:00
Types of Attachment 00:05:00
Different Types of Attachment Styles 00:10:00
Attachment: The Dance of Relationship 00:05:00
Patterns of Attachment 00:10:00
Attachment Theory: The Importance of Early Emotional Bonds 00:10:00
Attachment and Emotional Resilience 00:05:00
How the Process of Attachment Works and Developmental Process 00:05:00
Models of Attachment: Internal Working Models11 00:05:00
Module 02
Attachment and Bereavement 00:05:00
Influences of Attachment within the Cognitive Stage of Development 00:05:00
Caregiver and Child Influences on Attachment 00:10:00
Attachment Under Adversity 00:10:00
Understanding the Strange Situation Test 00:10:00
The Vulnerable Child 00:05:00
Developing Emotional Attachments in Adopted Children 00:10:00
Employment Opportunities in the Field of Child Attachment 00:05:00
Attachment Key Term Glossary 00:05:00

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