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What is ACES?

ACES stands for Attachment Consultation and Education Service. We serve children from birth up to and including age 12 who are suspected of having an attachment disturbance or disorder. The attachment and relationship functioning of children in our clinic has been impacted by a history of early negative life events that may include but are not limited to neglect, abuse, parent illness or loss, multiple moves, or disruptions such as hospitalizations and institutionalization. Caregivers and/or community service providers typically have significant concerns about the quality or stability of the caregiver attachment relationship. Children in our clinic may show social-emotional and/or behavioural concerns. These concerns on their own do not indicate an attachment disturbance or disorder. 

 

 

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How can ACES help?

We work together with caregivers and community service providers and offer assessment, consultation, and education to help better understand the child and the parent-child struggles. Services are individualized to meet the unique needs of the child and family and may include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment (Psychology/Social Work/Pediatrics)
  • Comprehensive relational assessments and video-mediated feedback
  • Clinical and system consultations
  • Circle of Security® Parent Course for kinship, adoptive and foster parents
  • Child Trauma Group for children age 8-12 with history of complex trauma and their caregivers
  • Attachment-focused/trauma-informed behavioural support and consultation
  • Training, resources, and workshops for caregivers or professionals
  • Community capacity building and training  

Where does this happen?

Most services are provided on site at CPRI. Consultation, education, and behavioural support are offered on site and in the community. 

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