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F23-105 Impact of Trauma on Attachment of Development

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Kyla Liggett-Creel Ph.D., LCSW-C
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



Participants will learn about how trauma can impact development and attachment. They will learn through experiential activities to identify, empathize, and help children who have experienced trauma and are displaying developmental differences and behavioral challenges. Participants will also learn the various types of attachment, how children present with the types of attachment, and how to support children in maintaining stable placements and secure relationships with primary caregivers.  


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Dr. Kyla Liggett-Creel (Dr. K) is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Dr. Liggett-Creel is also the Director of The Collaborative: A Healing-Centered Community. She serves as the chair of the Mayor’s Youth Trauma Workgroup, facilitator for the Mayor’s Cabinet for Boys and Young Men of Color, and staff person for the Baltimore City Trauma Taskforce Youth Workgroup. Dr. Liggett-Creel is also the founder and Director of the Healing Youth Alliance. She is working on several initiatives partnering with community-based, minority-run non-profits to prevent and heal from community violence. Dr. K’s areas of specialization are youth leadership, healing-centered engagement, trauma, and equity.  

Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:45 - 9:00  

Registration/Log On  

9:00 – 10:30  

Trauma and attachment 

10:30- 10:45     


10:45 – 12:15  

Child development  


Questions & Adjournment  



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:


  • Recite the definition of trauma. 

  • Recall the impact of trauma on attachment and development. 

  • Demonstrate the Healing Centered Engagement approach. 


Bibliography & References



Ginwright, S. (2018). The future of healing: Shifting from trauma informed care to healing centered engagement. Occasional Paper, 25. 

Tatum, B.D. 

National Association of Social Workers (2020). 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after 11/23/23 will incur an additional $20 late fee. Cancellations* must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.


*ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.

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  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
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  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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