Dr Elaine Arnold

Dr Elaine Arnold will speak on “Relationships and Families:  Supporting the emotional well-being of those who have experienced broken attachments, separation and loss.”

Stories of Spirituality and Awareness

Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 7.30pm

We shall meet in the Benedictine Institute, 74, Castlebar Road, W5 2DD. 


Virtus lectures pique our learning in vital and risky issues for our society; oppression, bullying, abuse, privilege, rank, altered states. Promoting conversation, dialogue and conflict resolution

Please register by email: info AT benedictine-institute DOT org

We offer donations to the charity Act for Change: working with young people.

We welcome Dr Elaine Arnold who will talk about her research with African Caribbean Families and how their reactions to the phenomenon of broken attachments, separation & loss is not exclusive to them. She will explore the rise of black-led churches as a safe haven for many migrants, who were not welcomed in some established or historical churches’ congregations and will also draw attention to some who have been accepted and who now serve at various levels.

Dr Elaine Arnold, MPhil, PhD., taught social work students (MSW courses) at Goldsmiths College, and Sussex University. She was a founder member and Director of Training at Nafsiyat (Intercultural Therapy Centre). She researched the adverse effects of separation and loss and sometimes traumatic reunions due to immigration from the West Indies to Britain. Dr Arnold is Director of Supporting Relationships and Families (SRF). The aim of the organisation is to raise awareness of the importance of secure early attachment in the life of the individual. The phenomenon of broken attachments and traumatic reunions is applicable to other groups in society and to children separated through various circumstances.

Cost: £10 per person (concessions £5)
       All proceeds to the charity –

Supporting Relationships and Families