AHL will be presenting at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Virtual Conference 2021

SRCD is an international, multidisciplinary, nonprofit professional association whose primary goal is to promote the understanding of child development through research and dissemination. Two posters, spearheaded by Sherene Balanji and Emily Thornton, will be presented by the AHL. The first is a psychometric evaluation of an Affect Regulation measure while …

AHL will be Presenting at ABCT’s 54th Annual Convention, November 2020

A systematic review investigating the association between parental depression, adolescent attachment, and adolescent mental health outcomes conducted by AHL member Sherene Balanji and Dr Marlene Moretti will be presented as a poster at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 54th Annual Convention taking place in Philadelphia, PA November 2020! …

Introducing eConnect Online!

The eConnect Online program is an adaptation that builds on the strong evidence of the broadly implemented in-person Connect program. We have adapted the program to be delivered online using a secure videoconferencing platform. This support caregivers from different locations to come together online for highly interactive and engaging sessions with group facilitators and other caregivers, in real-time to learn about attachment and to practice how to apply this understanding to challenges they experience in their own families every day. The development of this program began with the goal of bringing our evidence-based program to families with at-risk teens in rural communities and small towns in BC who do not have sustainable access to the program in-person. However, with the spread of COVID-19 limiting face-to-face contact, we have been working hard to expedite the development of eConnect Online to address the urgent need for accessible mental health interventions for vulnerable youth and families. We are also working on revising the content of Connect to target specific COVID-19 stressors, while still retaining the core attachment- and trauma-focused principles underlying Connect’s success across cultures and populations over the past two decades. Our goal is to mitigate the short-term and long-term negative consequences of COVID-19 for vulnerable teens and families during this stressful time.

Our international network has been growing rapidly, with new sites in Mexico and South Africa implementing Connect, along with our existing international implementation sites in Sweden, Italy, and Australia. 

We anticipate that eConnect Online will be ready to implement at both our national and international sites by approximately June 2020!

Dr Marlene Moretti was an Invited Keynote Presenter at the 2020 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium

Dr Marlene Moretti was an Invited Keynote Presenter at the 2020 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium taking place virtually on May 6th. The theme of the conference was Attachment After Adversity: Building Resilience Through Relationships. Click here to view the presentation Connect – Implementing an Attachment Based Program for …

International Attachment Conference 2019 Highlights

Science & Practice Over the Lifespan Cutting edge research for clinicians, practitioners, teachers, and researchers. The International Attachment Conference showcases national and international leaders in the field of attachment and its application to understanding and promoting child, adolescent and adult health and well being and translating knowledge into evidence based …

International Attachment Conference (IAC) 2019

  The next International Attachment Conference (IAC) will take place from Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. IAC is hosted by the Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS). For full conference details, please visit the conference website (www.internationalattachmentconference.com).