Audio and Video Resources
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FAS, FAE, ARND Diagnosis, Effects on Development and Treatment.

Parts One and Two.
Complex Trauma and its Effects on Child Development. Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. presented Grand Rounds at the New York University Medical Center in New York City on November 9, 2012. This is an hour long presentation, titled, "Complex Trauma and its Effects on Child Development." In this presentation you will hear Dr. Becker-Weidman describe what Developmental Trauma Disorder is, how it affects child development, and then describe an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment: Attachment-Focused Family Therapy.
After presenting Grand Rounds at the New York University Medical Center on "Complex Trauma and its Effects on Child Development," Dr. Becker-Weidman was interviewed by Judith Joseph, MD, MBA, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at the Child Study Center in New York City. In this five minute interview Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D. explains how chronic early maltreatment affects child development.

Attachment Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment. This video is presented by the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. Sensitive caregiving during early childhood builds a healthy foundation for future development. Attachment disorder may be triggered during a child's earliest years when a healthy foundation for trust and attachment is interrupted by abuse and/or neglect, abandonment, separation from birth parents and other factors. When this foundation is damaged, children may have difficulty in forming loving, intimate relationships.

Attachment-Focused Therapy This video is presented by the Association for the Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. Attachment-focused therapy is focused on improving the relationship between the child and the caregiver so that the child can feel safe in the relationship and begin to trust the parent. Once the relationship is built and the child begins to heal, the negative behaviors associated with attachment issues will begin to improve.

ATTACh - Developmental Trauma and Attachment Disorder. How abuse and neglect impact lives.

AUDIO - Dr. Norm Thibault of the Three Points Center Interviews Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D.

AUDIO - The Therapy Show - Dr. Bridget Nash Interviews Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D.

John Bowlby - Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy In the world of psychotherapy, John Bowlby was — and to some extent still is — an ambiguous figure. Trained as a psychoanalyst, and with a powerful academic mind, he was keen to place his discipline on a firm scientific footing.

Presenter Professor Jeremy Holmes shall describe this history, and then outline where he sees the role of attachment in contemporary psychotherapeutic thinking. He addresses the themes of mentalising, the epistemic trust and the neurobiological underpinnings of the therapeutic relationship. He will conclude with some guidelines for the practice of attachment-informed psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Sprouts: The Attachment Theory: How Childhood Affects Life. Attachment theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life is critical to our development. If our bonding is strong and we are securely attached, then we feel safe to explore the world. If our bond is weak, we feel insecurely attached. We are afraid to leave or explore a rather scary-looking world. Because we are not sure if we can return. Often we then don't understand our own feelings.

Adoption and Addiction: Remembered Not Recalled. - Presented by Paul Sunderland who is an addiction counselor with over 25 years of experience. This video touches on relinquishment and adoption issues that are very informative for mental health professionals and adoption triad members as it is important to understand what adopted individuals have been through. The video describes the experiences of babies missing their first mother, the impact on the baby’s brain chemistry and the long-term effects experienced by adoptees as adults. Mr. Sunderland goes on to speak about relinquishment trauma which is a developmental trauma that is experienced by individuals due to a separation from their first mother.

NCTSN - Trauma Informed Care - Attachment, Development, Trauma, and Socio-Cultural Responsive Interventions for Young Children. This webinar, developed by Marta Casas LMHC, MEd, Carmen Rosa Noroña LCSW, MSEd and Marcy Safyer, PhD MSW, will provide a basic overview of the intersection of early childhood development (0-5), attachment and trauma in young migrant children. The presenters will discuss developmentally, trauma and socio-culturally informed interventions and engage the audience in reflections about best practices and practice-change with this population.

Sierra Tucson - David Cato, LCSW - Attachment Trauma and the Nervous System. - Relational systems are so important in our everyday lives that we may not realize there are disruptions that can be caused by trauma. Learn more about attachment styles and how they impact the nervous system and how to begin to heal these attachment wounds and have more functional relationships.

Sierra Tucson - David Cato, LCSW - Trauma, Attachment and Recovery - Attachment Trauma and the Nervous System. - How do attachment styles affect the nervous system? Relational systems are so important in our everyday lives; we may not realize there are disruptions that may be caused by trauma. In this live webinar presentation; we will examine how to begin to heal these attachment wounds in order to have relationships that are more functional.

AUDIO - Orphans Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain - a presentation by Jon Hamilton. Izador Ruckel who was adopted from Romania in 1991 has become an orphan advocate and tells his story as well.

The Dark Matter of Love - A documentary film that follows three children from Russia and the family that adopted them. The reality of bonding with adopted children who have grown up in institutions turns out to be more difficult than the Diaz family had ever imagined. They hire two of the world’s best developmental psychologists to help them rebuild their family - through science. This video can be purchased or rented on YouTube.