Heart to Heart Professional CPD

Heart to Heart is suitable for practitioners working closely with parents/carers of children/teens.

Practitioners can deliver this in 1:1, in groups or through a home-visiting model. Training is split across two approximate age ranges: 5-9 and 10-15 years.

Aims of the course

Heart to Heart training provides:

  • A strong grounding in the latest attachment, neuroscience and child psychology research, and theory that underpins the model
  • An understanding of the 10-week structure of a Heart-to-Heart intervention, including access to 6 weeks of sessions for each age range that can be adapted to suit the individuals you work with
  • Participants will learn in an interactive space, with opportunities to experience sessions, as well as practice delivering activities in small groups
  • Participants will be equipped with a range of drama, art, movement and play based activities to deliver in sessions, with a clear understanding of the rationale behind each game
  • Participants will learn how to structure their own Heart-to-Heart sessions, offering games and activities that focus upon strengthening attachment,
    managing stress, sharing developmental information, and developing resilience, suitable to their setting
  • A range of pre and post outcome measures to support evaluation and commissioning requirements
  • Access to a hub of research articles, videos and resources including example session plans so that you are ready to start offering Heart-to-Heart sessions on completion of the course!

Who is this course for?

This 2 day CPD accredited training weekend is suitable for practitioners working closely with parents and carers of children / teens; such as therapists, social workers, teaching and support staff, charity workers and family outreach workers.

All of our Attachment Play Practitioner Courses are available to book as full courses in lots of locations across the UK and Ireland.  If you have 10 or more people then please contact us on [email protected] with your requirements.

When is this course?

Dublin – 9-10 November 2024 Book Now

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Dublin – Courtyard Hotel, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

What is the difference between PCAP and Heart to Heart?

Both our PCAP and Heart-to-Heart courses are based on attachment theory and take a child-led approach.

However, PCAP focuses on supporting the development of play skills with the parent / carer providing them with the skills to deliver play sessions to strengthen attachment at home. Heart-to-Heart gives practitioners the skills and knowledge to work with parents AND their children in a group setting, allowing them to deliver playful and interactive sessions.

These courses offer very different but complementary methods to strengthen the parent-child relationship.

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