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.
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. Private psychologists can refer directly using this form.