Attachment theory: an overview
Attachment theory is about human relationships. The bond between a child and their carer is at the heart of healthy child development and lays the foundation for how we relate to others throughout our lives.
Attachment theory in practice
To bridge the gap between what we know and what we do to transform the lives of children who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing, abuse and neglect.
One of the main difficulties in assessing risk of and safety from child sexual abuse is when there is no clear disclosure but where case workers observe concerning behaviour.
Attachment: Implications for Children’s Courts
Cultures’ parenting styles differ in terms of independence, responsibility for parenting and community integration.
An insight into the Aboriginal frame of reference
By not looking at where [we’ve] come from, [we] cannot know where [we] are going, or where it is [we] should go.
Attachment and Culture
The core concepts of attachment theory (security, sensitivity and social competence) are well established. However culture, family and community shape the way a child is nurtured and develops into an adult.