Course description

How can attachment awareness support our understanding of what may help young asylum seekers?  This module will reflect on what attachment might mean in this context, including whether Western models are helpful or not.  It also addresses the traumatic impact of separation and loss, alongside the role of hope and positive memory making in these young people’s lives  

You will have continual access to this course for 12 full months.

All our online courses and APPS are available in bulk, please contact [email protected]


By taking this online course, you will:

  • Reflect on the nature of secure and insecure attachment in relation to asylum seeking and refugee children and young people

  • Question the applicability of Western models of attachment to asylum seeking and refugee children

  • Understand how varying and being flexible with an attachment informed approach can best support children and their differing vulnerabilities


  • Andrea Perry

    Andrea Perry

    Andrea Perry is an integrative psychotherapist, consultant and trainer specialising in attachment, loss and trauma, a former Chair of the British Association of Dramatherapists and Chair of Conference at the Centre for Child Mental Health. She has written three books on procrastination and claustrophobia, and edited many titles on attachment especially within the schools context. She has worked for the International Family Tracing Service of the British Red Cross, and is also involved with RefugeeTales (Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group) and other services for asylum seekers and refugees.

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