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This training focusses on 2 of the 5 pillars of Broad Horizons’ DARTS© model which considers:


Dissociation - Attachment - Resilience - Trauma & Shame

The whole DARTS course has been designed to enhance your understanding of why children and young people that have been traumatised behave the way that they do.

You will be given clear strategies, methods and practical skills to use with children and young people, alongside theories and knowledge to enable you to understand how to meet the emotional and behavioural needs of the child. We can offer practical strategies for supporting families of traumatised children. This course will also help child focused organisations to create a DARTS© informed environment.

Which module is right for me?


You can purchase and attend as many modules as you like. A discount is applied if the whole 5 modules are purchased together. You are advised to watch our 1 hour introductory video prior to partaking in any of the main 5 pillars. Access to our introductory foundation video will automatically be sent to you when any main module is purchased.


​About this module:

ATTACHMENT (Duration 2 hours pre-recorded)


Children learn, from as young as a few months old that certain behaviours keep danger at bay and others increase the chance of danger. To counteract this they develop attachment strategies to prevent harm and danger and to keep the parent/carer as close as possible, even if it is these same people that cause the danger. 

Attachment theory states that for a child to grow up into an adult who can confidently form healthy relationships with others, they need a strong and reliable bond with a caregiver in early life.

Each time a positive interaction takes place between a child and adult, neural connections are built.

If the person taking care of you is unreliable, unable to love and care for you, the neural pathways in your brain may not form as strongly, meaning your mental and emotional health may be impaired as an adult.

This module will explore attachment theory in more detail, providing evidence and tools to work with.

Benefits that this course will offer:

• Raise awareness and knowledge of Dissociation, Attachment, Resilience, Trauma & Shame.

• Gain a clear understanding of the current theories and research relating to understanding children’s behaviour.

• Learn some of the latest research into trauma and how it shapes the brain.

• Develop insight into the impact that trauma and abuse can have on influencing children and young people’s behaviour.

• Take away tools and strategies to enable you to manage children and young people’s trauma related behaviour.

•Understand what emotional support children and young people need to manage

behaviour effectively in a range of settings.

• Learning in a down to earth and practical style ensuring that you have an enjoyable and informative learning experience.

What does the training include?

  • 1 Introductory foundation module - pre-recorded by one of our skilled therapists.

  • In depth, recorded training delivered by our founder and renowned psychotherapist Claire Harrison-Breed

  • Tools for everyday use and practise

  • Activities for you to take part in, at your own pace

  • Broad Horizons resources and worksheets for your own use

About the trainer

This module will be delivered by our founder and director, Claire Harrison-Breed.

As a UKCP and BACP Child and Adult Psychotherapist, Claire specialises in working with trauma and dissociation with children, young people and adults.

Alongside her therapeutic practice she is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling for the University of Northampton.

Claire has over 25 years’ experience working therapeutically in a range of settings, such as a registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Counsellor, CBT therapist, Play Therapist and Social Worker.

Claire lectures, researches and publishes nationally and internationally in the field of trauma and dissociation.

Claire also offers consultation and supervision to a range of Adoption and Fostering Agencies in the UK

As well as therapy, teaching and consultation Claire is secretary of the Europe Society for Trauma and Dissociation, along with being a board member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapies for Children, Young People and Families.

See some of Claire's publications here:

Who is this training aimed at?

This training is for professionals, such as therapists, social workers, school staff and occupational therapist.

If you are a parent/carer, please see our main training page for other trainings which may be useful for you.


By providing your email to access this training, you are agreeing to receive email communications on our DARTS training model.

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes you will receive a Broad Horizons - CPD Accredited certificate, upon completion of a course feedback form.

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