Who we are? Read our Story

A child’s secure attachment to at least one caregiver is the foundation of healthy human development. For this reason, the importance of attachment should be understood and seen as an integral part of being human.

Read more about The Attachment Network of Manitoba

Sub-Committees

Public Awareness Committee

Which currently involves developing a brochure for new parents, and will eventually involve how to spread the best practice attachment information to parents, perhaps by bus ads, a commercial, or posters.

Corporate Development Committee

We are exploring ways to generate funding for public awareness initiatives, which may involve pitching ideas to the corporate community.


Our Vision

A child’s secure attachment to at least one caregiver is the foundation of healthy human development. For this reason, the importance of attachment should be understood and seen as an integral part of being human.

Meet our Team

The Steering Committee was renamed to the Board of Directors. The need to adopt a more formal structure was identified at our strategic planning day in June 2007. We also incorporated the Network. The Board has worked to establish our terms of reference. Prompted by interest in our Network by practitioners in other provinces, we are now the Attachment Network of Manitoba, with the view in mind of possibly forming partnerships at the national level in the future.

Kathleen McDonald

Probation Services, Social Worker

Dr. Sayma Malik

Psychologist working with Children's Hospital, and Child Development Clinic

Kylee Hurl

PhD student in Psychology-University of Manitoba

Leslie Johnston

co-chair

Metis Child and Family Services, Alternative Care Supervisor

Joanne Brown

co-chair

Clinician, New Directions Parenting Centre

Dr. Jennifer Theule

Member/DVD Sales Coordinator

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Department of Psychology

Rosanne Papadopoulos

Member

occupational therapist, Alloway Therapy Services

Jan Ranson

Member

Treasurer

Director of Peekaboo Infant and Child Care Centre

Glenys Wirch

Member

Providence College

Lisa Dveris

Member

social worker, 7 Oaks School Division

  • What is attachment?

    "When things get tough, we need to know we’re not alone. Mental and emotional health is based on the ability to be in a relationship in a successful way. There is no one on the planet who is emotionally healthy who does not have a way of negotiating relationships in a healthy way. We require a sense of connection to deal with difficult experience."

    Kent Hoffman