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S21-102: Impact of Trauma on Attachment of Development

Total Credits: 3

100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Kyla Liggett-Creel Ph.D., LCSW-C
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



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.



Kyla Liggett-Creel Ph.D., LCSW-C Related seminars and products: 1



Dr. Kyla Liggett-Creel (Dr. K) is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Maryland. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Families Studies (with a concentration on African American Studies) from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s degree is in Social Work from Smith College School of Social work with an anti-racism curriculum. She has an earned PhD from the School of Social work, University of Maryland, Baltimore and wrote her dissertation on creating a parenting program based on common components with a focus on community engagement. Dr. Liggett-Creel worked as a therapist at Kennedy Krieger Family Center for ten years and became a Clinic Coordinator for the Birth to Five Clinic as well as founding a clinic for Deaf and Hard of Hearing families. Dr. Liggett-Creel then became the Senior Social Worker at the Center for Infant Studies at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. In 2010, Dr. Liggett-Creel began working with Promise Heights, a place-based initiative serving families in the Upton-Druid Heights community from cradle to career. Dr. Liggett-Creel helped develop the early childhood portion of the pipeline of 5 services and developed the evaluation for the entire pipeline as well as assisted in writing the grant which was funded for $30 million dollars over a five year period. She is also the Director of Evaluation for ReCAST which is a five-year SAMHSA grant funded program focusing on anti-racism and trauma. She has partnered with over 35 grassroots organizations on addressing trauma and racism in the West Baltimore community. In 2020, Dr. Liggett-Creel continued as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland and became the lead strategist for the Office of Youth and Trauma Services at the Baltimore City Health Department. She is assisting in the creation of the training curriculum for the Healing City Act which will train all Baltimore City staff on becoming healing centered champions. Dr. Liggett-Creel was the co-chair for the antiracism task force and is a representative on the Diversity and Anti-Oppression committee, President’s Diversity Advisory Committee, and the Dean’s Diversity Implementation Group. Dr. Liggett-Creel has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Leadership from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Liggett-Creel is on the Board of Advisors for the Black Mental Health Alliance and serves on the Mayor’s Trauma Workgroup for Baltimore City. She will be teaching a course on Structural Oppression in the fall of 2020.

Bibliography & References


Ginwright, S. (2018). The future of healing: Shifting from trauma informed care to healing centered engagement. Occasional Paper25.

Tatum, B.D.

National Association of Social Workers (2020).

Agenda & Learning Objectives


09:00am Registration
10:00am- 11:30am


11:30am - 11:45am    Break
11:45am- 12:45am

Lecture (Continued)

12:45pm-1:00pm 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.

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  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after May 7, 2021  will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive {3} continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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