About The Course

Date: Thursday, January 6th, 2023   

Location :  Remotely Via Zoom (A Zoom Link will be posted in our curriculum *access to view will be given once enrolled)

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm PST

Course Description: Early childhood attachment remains one of the building blocks to healthy development in children. Supporting parents and caregivers in strengthening their attachment efforts with children is key. In this workshop, enhance your knowledge of attachment by reviewing attachment theory and principles of early life attachment. Develop a deeper understanding for parent-child interaction and ways for providers to support this in families. Participants will examine attachment tools for use with children, parents, and caregivers.


  • Illustrate attachment theory and early life relationship experiences for young children.
  • Discover the value of parent-child interaction strategies and tools for families.
  • Explore specific attachment tools and resources.

Meet The Presenter

Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, social work and mental health.

Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from KU in 2006, with clinical concentrations in Children & Families and Mental Health. Diane taught classes in the Clinical Master’s program, which included: Clinical Social Work Practice, Loss and Grief, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Standing Practice, and Mental Health & Psychopathology. Diane was also a practicum Field Instructor, Field Liaison and Community Education trainer for the School of Social Welfare.

Diane has facilitated hundreds of trainings to mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, teachers, police officers, business personnel, and local City Council members. Diane enjoys the creativity that comes with envisioning and designing trainings, and aims to provide trainings that are informative, engaging and skill-building. She has customized and facilitated leadership and corporate trainings to EAP clients on wellness and business topics.