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What Is It?
Attachment is an unconscious motivational system. When children feel anxious it is normal for them to seek out someone wiser and stronger to protect them. This often requires a physical closeness. Infants and children require a Secure Base -
4 different Attachment Patterns (Ainsworth, M)
1. Secure -
2. Avoidant -
3. Diisorganised -
4. Ambivalent -
Attachment In Adolescence
The attachment dynamic continues throughout life and is activated during adolescence and adulthood in times of distress. Family cohesion and good communication with Parents/Carers is strongly associated with good adaptation in early adolescence. A secure attachment is a strong protective factor against offending behaviours during adolescence.
Does the child or young person have an attachment figure?
Do they have a secure base from which to explore the world and a place to come back to when they need it?
Attachment In Adults
Adults tend to pass-
Bowlby defined attachment as a “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings”. Bowlby ( 1969, p. 194).