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.
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.
Children or youth that have already accessed individual therapy in the community.
Referrals must be made by:
A mental health therapist or psychiatrist from AHS with a completed Trauma Program Referral Package submitted through centralized intake at Alberta Health Services.
A physician or private therapist with a completed Trauma Program Referral Package submitted to CASA Intake by fax or mail:
CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health (CASA Centre)
10645-63 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 1P7