CFA offers training, workshops and consultation for agencies, organizations, groups or individual professionals interested in learning more about attachment principles and their practical applications for everyday life.

Health professionals face many challenges in trying to meet the intense needs of families. When parents and caregivers encounter stressful and confusing situations, such as unexplained infant crying, feeding problems, sleep disturbance, family stress and anxiety, they turn to you for assistance. At the same time, as more and more research into infant development is conducted, longstanding concepts of babyhood and conventions in baby care need to be overhauled to ensure better long-term outcomes for clients. We can fill in the gaps in your working knowledge of the latest research, and offer you evidence-based alternatives to approaches such as controlled crying or unresponsive parenting to better assist you in helping families. We help with the key issue of the developing attachment relationship, while at the same time supporting your clients to find realistic, workable parenting solutions. By building upon your expertise, CFA provides you with a comprehensive framework for understanding the developmental, physiological and psychological needs of babies and skills for applying this to your work with parents.

CFA has worked with a wide variety of individuals and organizations, including College of Midwives, New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association, La Leche League, District Health Boards, nanny agencies, Plunket and paediatric nursing staff. Click here to see the complete client list.

Past workshop topics include:

  • The Science of Attachment: How A Baby Learns to Love
  • Baby Minds: The Neurobiology of Infant Development and Attachment
  • Infant Sleep: The Facts about Everything from Co-Sleeping to Controlled Crying
  • Building a Bond: The Components of Healthy Attachment

If you are interested in learning more or talking about scheduling training, please Contact Us.