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The Impact Of Attachment Disorder On The Family And Child, Stephanie Durocher Jan 2011

The Impact Of Attachment Disorder On The Family And Child, Stephanie Durocher

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John Bowlby's attachment theory suggests that based on their needs for protection, comfort and nurturance, infants form attachments with their primary caregivers. The initial relationships a person has with others will serve as a blueprint for all future relationships. This connection has a significant influence on every area of a person's life, including cognition, physical and emotional health, future relationships, education and development of values. When an infant's needs are met with inconsistency, abuse or maltreatment, the influence on a child's life and those caring for the child is widespread. This study sought to explore the ...