I am very excited to see how the research unfurls, and hope that it can contribute towards a larger, more meaningful body of research on attachment-informed poverty alleviation for ethnic communities in Scotland.
In the space of a year, the digital community the Village has grown into a caring, empathetic, safe space where care experienced parents and parents-to-be can seek support and guidance, in confidence, free from judgement or stigma.
We have come a long way since the beginning of the year when we started work on this two year project, funded by The Promise Partnership. We are now at a really pivotal phase of starting to put that work into action.
This innovative approach will allow DDP PACE training to be delivered in five two and a half hour (5 x 2.5 hrs) evening sessions in an online format. This training is suitable for a range of practitioners working in education, social work and health settings as well as for adoptive parents, foster and kinship carers.
The Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) project ‘Why Attachment Matters to Black Minority Ethnic Families’, funded by the Robertson Trust until June 2025, is entering an exciting second year.
Wendy McAuslan will join the team of Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA), who have welcomed her as an “exceptional leader and advocate” who is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.
Wendy will be responsible for guiding SAIA’s strategic direction, strengthening partnerships with one of her primary goals being to enhance our engagement with key stakeholders, including policymakers, educators, and healthcare professionals.
SAIA aims to contribute to a change in the post-adoption support experience within education in Scotland. We are working with education partners to improve the information and support available to adoptive families.
SURVEY CLOSES 23 June 2023
Relationships in Good Hands Trial: (RIGHT) clinical and cost-effectiveness of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy for abused and neglected young children with maltreatment-associated problems and their parents.
Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) has an exciting opportunity over the next 18 months to pilot attachment-informed approaches to supporting the education workforce.
SAIA proudly presents our guest blogger, Dr Pascal Vrticka. Pascal is a social neuroscientist with strong ties to developmental & social psychology.