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Promoting Attachment with Children Exposed to Abuse & Neglect: June 30

  • 30 Jun 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • via ZOOM (link will be provided after registration)
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promoting attachment with children exposed to abuse & neglect

Tuesday, June 30, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

via ZOOM

Stable internet access, video, and sound capability are required to participate in this FREE workshop. Zoom room will open at 8:30 AM for tech support.


A comprehensive discussion on attachment and current research on the long & short-term impacts of attachment. In addition, applicable skills & tools for providers to assist parents in fostering secure attachments with their infants and toddlers.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three long & short-term impacts of poor attachment
  • Learn five key techniques that can positively support parents/caregivers
  • Learn skills/practices that can be shared with parents/caregivers

Infant Mental Health Competencies:

  • Theoretical Foundations (attachment, separation, trauma, grief & loss/ infant/young child development and behavior/ relationship-focused practice)
  • Reflection (professional/personal development)
  • Direct Service Skills (developmental guidance/ parent-infant/young child relationship-based therapies & practices


Bridget Carranza, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently the Attachment Biobehavioral Catchup (ABC) Specialist at Parents And Children Together. As an ABC Specialist, Bridget assists parents and infants in strengthening attachments through positive interactions.

Traci Muramoto, MA in Marriage and Family Therapy is the Program Supervisor at Parents And Children Together, Ho’omau Program (formally known as Enhanced Healthy Start Program), and specialized as an Autism Consultant, certified ABC Therapist (Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up), Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist and Functional Family Therapist.

Michelle Choe, LMFT is a Family Specialist with the Ho’omau Home Visiting program at Parents And Children Together. The Ho’omau Home Visiting program provides home-based services for families involved with the Child Welfare Services system. As the Family Specialist, Michelle provides therapeutic services for the families involved in the program.

Alyssa Foster, LSW, MPH is a Family Specialist with the Ho’omau home visiting program at Parents And Children Together. Alyssa provides short-term, clinical interventions to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of child abuse and neglect by strengthening families “at-risk,” who are referred by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare System.

This professional development opportunity is available by the generosity of the Kōaniani Fund of Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and the Women's Fund.

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Association for Infant Mental Health in Hawai‘i is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 235147, Honolulu, HI 96823

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