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Trauma In the Attachment Relationship: Effects of Prenatal & Preverbal Trauma (for Professionals)

This training dives into the intergenerational effects of complex trauma within the attachment relationship, with specific consideration for prenatal and preverbal trauma. The complexities of intergenerational patterns of engagement and functioning are explained in the context of secure versus insecure attachment patterns beginning in utero, and the disruptions caused by early trauma to the typically developing process are explored. The effects of prenatal trauma to the nervous system and the development of the brain are explored, and information on current research and effective treatment approaches are provided.

Diana Osipsov, LMSW – Owner and Clinical Therapist, Roots Therapeutic Specialty Services

Course length: 60 minutes

After attending this course, professionals will be able to:
• Discover the developmental effects of prenatal and preverbal trauma.
• Describe the impact of such complex trauma within the attachment relationship, and the resulting intergenerational effects Consider guidance to agencies on working effectively with the military community.

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $15
If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.


National Council For Adoption, #1804, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 04/13/2023 – 04/13/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

This course does not offer credit for NJ or NY social workers. For more information on receiving CE credit please visit the FAQ tab. For additional information on the instructor please visit

Updated January 27, 2023.
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Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever