Can raising awareness of why attachment matters help break the cycle of offending and reduce violence?
80% of young people in Scottish Prisons imprisoned for violent offences have been in care. (SOURCE: Equality and Human Rights Commission report How Fair is Britain? 2010
Can raising awareness, promote understanding of why attachment matters? can this help regulate the impact of trauma and distrupted attachment in adult hood?
Dr Suzanne Zeedyke will discuss why attachment matters in early years, how this maps who we are in adulthood, our ability to form relationships.
Since 1993, she has been based at the University of Dundee (Scotland), within the School of Psychology. She arrived there from Yale University in the USA, where she had completed her PhD in developmental psychology.
Anne Trevorrow pyschologist discusses the impact of trauma and the link to violent behaviour
What is early intervention? Can attachment focused interventions break the cycle of violence and offending behaviour.
John Carnochan discusses his work to reduce violence in Scotland
John Carnochan has helped change the way violence is perceived and tackled in Scotland, challenging the idea that it is simply a justice matter. Thanks to John’s work via the National Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), Scotland is one of very few countries that perceives Violence as a public health issue.
John is an advocate of early years and parenting support and has spoken widely on alcohol related violence, domestic abuse and the economic benefits of violence prevention.