Parent Child Attachment Play (PCAP) for Parents and Carers

Parent-Child Attachment Play (PCAP) helps parents to strengthen the relationship between themselves and their children through dedicated weekly play times to reduce emotional and behavioural challenges.

Aims of the course

Parent Child Attachment Play helps create weekly play opportunities with one child gathering a box of toys & activities designed around the preferences of the child.

PCAP helps parents to manage time, environment, emotions and help their children to make helpful choices. Parents are introduced to tools to increase parental sensitivity and understanding which is proven to increase attachment security in children.

Parents and carers are often concerned about their children’s behaviour and that by adopting a playful attachment approach they will somehow lose control over their family life. In fact, the opposite is true. When the parent-child relationship is working, helpful child behaviour generally follows and family life becomes more manageable which can also lead to a positive change in school.

PCAP for Parents involves sharing three key skills with parents and carers through weekly interactive workshop-style sessions across 6 weeks (or more if required). Once these skills are well-established, the parent or carer is helped to transfer them to problematic areas of home life.

Who is this course for?

This course is a one-to-one or group programme for parents or carers with children aged 3-15+


This training is delivered in your local community.

When is this course?

This course is provided on demand. Please visit our register of licensed Parent-Child Attachment Play (PCAP) professionals to find a course in your area.

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