Trauma and Attachment Group (TAG)

CASA’s Trauma and Attachment Group (TAG) uses trauma-informed approaches and evidence-based practices for children experiencing or affected by attachment disorders and/or complex developmental trauma.


This specialized program is designed to promote healthy attachment between children and caregivers living in biological, adoptive, foster, or kinship families.

The Program

  • 32-week program, offered twice per year in September and January for the 5-12 year cohort, and once per year in September for the 12-17 year cohort.

  • Treatment focuses on resolving the symptoms of trauma by supporting healthy parent-child relationships.

  • Families take part in individual, play, and group therapy.

  • Total treatment time can be multiple years to include family stabilization, the group process, and reintegration to community supports. 

Who It’s For

Children and youth aged 5-17 years who have been:

  • Diagnosed with an attachment disorder; and

  • Living in a secure, safe home for a minimum of one year with committed non-biological parents or guardians or biological parents not involved in the trauma story.

  • Families should be relatively stable and able to participate in treatment for up to two years.

Referrals must be made by a health professional, such as a physician or therapist, through centralized intake at Alberta Health Services: 780-342-2701

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