Understanding Disorganized Attachment Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults
Disorganized attachment can develop when the person who is normally meant to protect a child is a source of danger. This can lead to 'fear without solution' and the effects can be lasting and damaging. This book examines what disorganized attachment is, how to identify it and the key causes. Factors that contribute to disorganized attachment are covered, including unresolved loss and trauma, and the behaviour of caregivers. Outlines evidence-based interventions to help families and carers and how to work with adults to prevent or minimize its occurrence. Also includes case studies illustrating real-life examples. An invaluable resource for practitioners of social care, psychology, counselling and health professions.