Presented by: Crossroads For Florida Kids, Inc. on October 22, 2020
Sponsored by: The Hillsborough County Bar Foundation and The Trial
Lawyers and Litigation Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Presenter: Marlene R. Bloom, Ph.D.
Reference No: 2002196N
Course Title: ADD Consequences of Child Attachment Relationships
CLE Provider: Crossroads For Florida Kids, Inc.
Number of Credits: General 2.0
Approval Period: 05/15/2020 – 11/30/2021
Certification Credits: Juvenile Law 2.0; Marital and Family Law 2.0
Course Description: Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space. Healthy attachment to at least one parent figure is viewed as critical for child development. The attachment relationship acts as a prototype for all future social relationships, and so disrupting it can have severe consequences. Multiple studies have documented the physical, social, intellectual and psychological effects that attachment has on child development. Children who do not develop a secure attachment (due to early neglect and/or abuse) or who have their capacity to attach damaged by multiple caregiver changes, are likely to develop a host of problematic developmental, mental health and behavioral issues. Understanding this issue is critical to making good decisions for children in the child welfare system.