How parents can build, promote and gain a deeper understanding of secure attachments with their children

Committed to Childcare Conferences is excited to host their first webinar for parents: “How parents can build, promote and gain a deeper understanding of secure attachments with their children”

The webinar is suitable for all parents, carers, grandparents, extended family members and anyone who has a close relationship with children and young people. Everyone is welcome to participate in this webinar.

From the early years to teenage years, children and young people require a secure and safe base from where they can explore their world.

This is provided by parents, grandparents and extended family members who are available, dependable and responsive to their needs.

During this 90 minute webinar we will explore:

  • Attachment from birth to 18 years.
  • Attachment theory and the significant impact of positive attachment on the relationships and connection between you and your children.
  • What a secure attachment system looks like and what it means to children and young people.
  • Insecure attachments, symptoms of attachment disorder and the impact they have on the brain function of children and young people and how it relates to behaviour and social relationships.
  • The need for strong attachment when children and young people are exposed to the impact of “big T” and “little t” trauma systems.
  • The links between biology and behaviour, including a fundamental understanding of cognitive and biological self-regulation strategies.
  • The Circle of Security – where are you on The Circle?

The knowledge that we will share with you throughout this presentation will assist you in ensuring that the best interventions and support systems are implemented for you and your child, as well as understanding why some well-intended interventions won’t work.

Attachment provides a safe and secure base that remains important throughout the lifespan of all people. It allows us to assist our children to connect and regulate in times of challenge and plays an important role in developing adaptability and resilience.


Date: Thursday 25 March 2021.
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm AEST. The webinar will be broadcast from near Sydney, Australia.
Speaker: Heather Irvine-Rundle, senior clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

Location: Online webinar. Registered attendees will be emailed login details the week of the webinar. Please complete the booking form below with your contact details and direct email address.
Ticket price: $50 per person (including GST).
Invite: Download the webinar invite.

Booking form:
Download the booking form. Once you have paid, please email us your completed booking form to 
Purchase tickets: Information on purchasing tickets can be found below.

About the speaker

Heather Irvine-Rundle, senior clinical psychologist and director of the The READ Clinic.

Heather is a senior clinical psychologist and the director of The Read Clinic, which is one of the largest psychology practises in Australia. As well as practising in Australia, Heather has also spent three years in the UK working with some of the most deprived families in Liverpool and London. She also led a service providing advice and consultations on mental health to all the schools in the South London area.

As well as practising for 22 years Heather has also found time to become a published author with her latest book Hello Baby. Heather speaks regularly on local ABC radio, has appeared on a number of television shows including 60 Minutes, and writes regular articles for print and digital media.


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COVID-19 update

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