About Our Social Enterprise
Re Attachment is a social enterprise that aims to raise awareness of attachment and why it matters. The organisation provides a range of information and training events about attachment for parents, carers, and other clients. Raising awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experience t(ACEs) on development, and through the life span.
Kinship carer striving to ensure information, education and support are accessible to the families who need it.
Kinship carer for past 10 years, Previous employment include staff nurse, and 16 years experience as a police officer in one of the most deprived and violent areas of glasgow, vast experience in youth offending and offender management. Restorative justice practitioner Reiki practitioner . Mellow parenting facilitator. Solihull Approach Trainer, and Understanding your childs behaviour facilitator.
I learned about attachment on the job, as they say, bouncing from one crisis to another, what am I doing wrong I wondered almost daily. Having grown up birth children, I couldn’t understand why my girls were so angry so distressed, so volitile. I was a police officer struggling to manage a 3 year old.
I studied the work of experts to help me understand my girls behaviour. Thats when I realised that my girls required to be parented in a different way to my birth children. I studied more, introduced a peaceful approach to parenting, I realised that the crisis situations were becoming less and less.
My aim is to fill the gaps of information and support that I have found on my journey as a kinship carer.
I am Passionate to raise awareness of “Attachment”, and The evidence surrounding the impact of Adverse childhood Experience (ACEs) the effects of early trauma.. more people need to be talking about attachment trauma and ACES evidenc. Breaking the barriers of information and education, taking the work of experts in this field to parents,kinship carers, foster carers and professionals who work with children.
Promote understanding to ensure early intervention, encourage behaviours to be viewed via and attachment lens.
Lets look at behaviour as a form of communication
LETS TALK ABOUT ATTACHMENT and Adverse Childhood Experiences,
SEE THE CHILD NOT THE BEHAVIOUR.
Tina was recommended to me by my colleague regarding being a guest speaker at our recent Plusone Volunteer Mentor Event. From the onslaught Tina understood our programme and seen the connections to the theme of ‘Attachment’ and what the audience would take away from Tina’s speech. Tina hit it out the park, our guests have made several comments regarding the value of the theme which Tina introduced them to.
Tina delivered a very thought provoking speech, which all event guests related to and want more…. thank you from all at Plusone.
Marc Forrester –
Lecturer at Fife College …explorer of Im Learning (Educational immersive learning)
The University of Dundee