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Charity to host attachment conference


The Scottish Attachment in Action event will be in Glasgow. 

A leading charity is to hold a conference later this month looking at attachment theory, society, communities and poverty. 

Scottish Attachment in Action are a passionate and committed group of people determined to raise awareness of attachment theory and its implications for policy, practice and families. 

After meeting for the first time in 2006 and becoming a national registered charity in 2015, the charity is now hosting its annual conference in Glasgow on November 27. 

Connections and Relationships – helping communities thrive, brings together leading experts, researchers, practitioners and voices of experience to delve into the profound impact of attachment theory on our communities.

The conference will offer insights from renowned keynote speakers, Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at University of Strathclyde and Professor Helen Minnis, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, as they shed light on the profound influence of early childhood attachment experiences and their lifelong consequences. 

Those in attendance will also be allowed to discover the intricate links between secure attachment, social cohesion, and the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

The event is targeted at researchers, practitioners, policymakers, or passionate community advocates, offering a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of attachment theory and its implications.

Wendy McAuslan, director of Scottish Attachment in Action, said: “We are thrilled to welcome a host of wonderful speakers to this event and to connect with our members and colleagues from across the sector.  

“This event gives us an opportunity to embark on a journey of understanding, where the threads of attachment theory, communities, and relationships weave a tapestry of strength and unity.”



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