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The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement, Foreword, Introduction, Chapter 1 - What is Trauma? Chapter 2 - What Causes Trauma? Chapter 3 - What is Attachment? Chapter 4 - Attachment Theorists, Chapter 5 - Attachment Styles, Chapter 6 - Brain Development, Chapter 7 - Symptoms of Attachment Difficulties, Chapter 8 - Guiding Principle 1, Relationships Over Programmes, Chapter 9 - Guiding Principle 2 - Emotional Age Over Chronological Age, Chapter 10 - Guiding Principle 3 - Structure Over Chaos, Chapter 11 - Guiding Principle 4 - Time In Over Time Out, Chapter 12 - Guiding Principle 5 - Sensory Less Over Sensory More, Chapter 13 - Toxic Shame, Chapter 14 - Identity, Chapter 15 - Empathy, Chapter 16 - Trust, Chapter 17 - Control and Self-Reliance, Chapter 18 - Self-Regulation, Chapter 19 - Cause-and-Effect Thinking, Chapter 20 - Memory and Organisation, Chapter 21 - Changes and Transitions, Chapter 22 - Triggers, Chapter 23 - Prevention is better than cure, Chapter 24 - Communication is Key, Chapter 25 - The Most Important Thing We Learn, Chapter 26 - What's so Wrong with Rewards at School? Chapter 27 - Inner and Outer Resources, Chapter 28 - A Word of Warning, Braveheart Education, Bibliography and Resources, Websites.

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Simple guide to understanding and supporting students with attachment issues

About the Author

Nicola Marshall is a certified coach and adoptive parent of three. She runs her own training company, BraveHeart Education, which visits schools to educate teachers about attachment and its implications for the classroom www.bravehearteducation.co.uk. Nicola is based in Halesowen, West Midlands, UK.


I found this book to be enormously helpful and also reassuring. It bolstered my toolkit of resources to understand and help the vulnerable children I come across - and it reassured me that I am equipped to help: those children I think are hard to reach are actually within my reach and I can be the person to help them... Compassionate and intelligent [this is] an accessible book for all. -- Phil Thomas, Teacher, Headteacher and Resilience Trainer
Very easy to read and understand. I would recommend this book to all foster carers and adoptive parents. -- Janet Mordue, Teenage Advice Centre co-ordinator, foster carer
This would be so useful to us in school. I have been talking to the teacher I work with about a particular boy since reading the book and we both feel that his behaviour can now be explained which will help him and us a great deal. -- Kirsty Stone, English Leader and Key Stage 1 Co-ordinator, Perryfields Primary School, Sandwell
More than anyone else, teachers and school staff need to learn about the critical role that attachment plays in the performance, behaviour, and wellbeing of their students. Nicola Marshall's clear and concise explanation of attachment makes it readily accessible to the reader. Her 'guiding principles' will help educational professionals adopt the kind of mindset that one needs when trying to teach students with disrupted attachment. -- Christopher J. McGlinn, Ph.D., Clinical Coordinator, The Elwyn Davidson School, Pennsylvania, USA
Easy to understand and written in a very informative way. I think all teachers and adults who work with children should read this. It might open their eyes a bit. -- Emma Collier, Teaching Assistant, Blossomfield Infant School, Shirley, Birmingham

This book is...very useful, informative and thoughtful... The author is an adoptive parent who runs her own
training company supporting schools in terms of attachment and classroom implications... The book covers very difficult issues with sensitivity and provides those working in schools with sound advice... There is much practical advice and this book would form the useful basis for staff professional development when delivered by appropriately trained leaders. Highly recommended.

-- SEN Magazine

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