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Solihull Approach Training

If you have not already attended 'Solihull Approach Training' and you want to improve the emotional health of young people in Lancashire, then read on for more information on FREE training which will support you in your work with young people and their families...

Free training sessions have been developed to support the workforce in their work with young people and families.  Training is aimed at Secondary School staff, Police, Health, Youth Offending Teams, Young People's Service and partners who have not already attended Solihull Approach training.


The Solihull Approach is a highly practical way of working with families within a robust theoretical structure.  It is an early intervention model used in prevention.  It will make a major contribution to the ways in which practitioners work with families to ensure that children and young people have a good emotional start in life.


The Solihull Approach is evidence based in attachment theory, it is two session training and combines three theoretical concepts, Containment (psychoanalytic theory), Reciprocity (child development) and Behaviour management (behaviourism). The Solihull approach also explores brain development and the impact of parenting. It provides a framework for thinking for a wide range of professionals working with young people and their families.  Containment and Reciprocity can promote change in the quality of attachment to helping a more secure attachment to develop between young people and their carers and increases emotional health throughout life.


Courses take place during October, November and December, with the following format:

  • Day 1: Full day training exploring: Attachment theory, Brain Development and the Solihull Approach Model.
  • Day 2: Three hour session: Reflections and putting the Solihull Approach into practice.

Please download the flyer below for further information, including course content, and to apply for a place.

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