Why Attachment Matters: Attachment, Racism and the Impact on Relationships (Hybrid)

October 26, 2024, 10:00 am

Please note, this hybrid course is for people of all genders from black and minority ethnic communities.

Black and minority ethnic families and communities are too often on the edge of services that could offer support. When services are accessed, there can be a lack of understanding of societal power and inequality leading to their voices not being heard and continued ‘othering’.

Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) has received funding from the Robertson Trust for three years from 2022-2025 for ‘Why Attachment Matters in Supporting Black and Minority Ethnic Families’, a project for people from black and minority ethnic communities and the white parents and carers of black and/or mixed heritage children.

The aim of this project is to help those taking part to build their resilience and confidence in finding support for themselves and their families. During this course, participants develop a better understanding of attachment and racism and are able to reflect on the ways power inequities impact their own lives and relationships.

Courses are facilitated by Gillian Neish and Edwina Grant.

Gillian is a trainer who works with individuals and organisations in all sectors to help them recognise and fulfil their potential. The focus of her work is power, whether challenging the power inequalities of racism, sexism and the other ‘isms’ or developing personal power through personal development programmes. Gillian is also a Trustee of SAIA.

Edwina is an independent chartered educational psychologist and certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) practitioner, consultant and trainer. She works with children and families in a range of contexts from residential care to family therapy.

Please note: it is important to be able to attend the whole course – the two workshop days and the online sessions.

Part 1: In-person
Saturday 26th October 2024 (10am–4pm)
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Centre, 16 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU

Saturday 2nd November 2024 (10am–4pm)
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Centre, 16 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU

Part 2: Online
Thursdays 14th, 28th November & 12th December 2024 (6pm–8pm)

Places are free and are limited to 16 participants for each day.

Light refreshments, child care costs and travel expenses will be provided. Interpreters if required, may be available. Please contact us.

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