By Alexandra Maeja Raicar
This publication describes the improvement of the child-centered attachment remedy (CcAT) version of operating with youngsters with attachment problems. They describe, in an obtainable demeanour, the complexities curious about aiding mom and dad of their struggles to reply absolutely to the wishes of youngsters who've been traumatized by way of their early experiences.
The writer has decades of operating with households of youngsters who act out their harm via tough behaviors, and the e-book is stuffed with insights to assist either mom and dad and execs to appreciate and deal extra successfully with such behaviors. The publication admirably demonstrates the authors’ trust in a healing procedure that specializes in
attachment and safeguard as must haves for selling fit relationships.
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Raicar correx 5/11/09 1:15 PM Page 29 THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF ATTACHMENT DIFFICULTIES ON FAMILIES 111 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 29 They are also unable to judge the subtle intentions of others, for their whole being is focused on the possible threat others may present. [p. 107] There is, however, hope for attachment-disordered children, as indeed for adults. Cozolino (2006) advances the theory of interpersonal neurobiology to demonstrate that the brain is “a social organ”.
What follows, therefore, is a brief working model of attachment and loss theory, and it includes terms in common usage in those contexts. Attachment is a strong emotional bond to another person, independent of place and time; this may not always be reciprocal, as when we experience unrequited love. The insecurely attached children in the strange situation studies carried out by Ainsworth and, later, Main and colleagues, showed Raicar correx 5/11/09 1:15 PM Page 13 THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF ATTACHMENT DIFFICULTIES ON FAMILIES 111 2 3 4 5 6 711 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 911 13 three very different constellations of attachment behaviours from those of children who were considered to be securely attached: 1.
Child unprotected, feels unsafe; might run away/risks abuse by carer or others Carer also feels branded as failing/inadequate parent; does not claim child as own to protect her MUTUALLY UNPREDICTABLE INTERACTION. LACK OF SAFETY Child displaces unacknowledged need/ feeling, but “acts out” on it (MisCue) Child’s need disguised in misbehaviour. Carer confused by MisCue INSECURE BASE Child feels confirmed as “no good, unloved, unwanted”; tests carer’s/family’s boundaries further to provoke care/safe holding by carer or strangers MUTUAL LACK OF TRUST/CLAIMING, LOW SELF-ESTEEM Carer more angry and confused, and rejects child in turn.