CY011 Support positive attachments for children and young people

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Support positive attachments for children and young people.

Outcome 1- Understand the importance of positive attachment for the well being of children and young people

1 summarise theories of attachment
Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space (Ainsworth, 1973; Bowlby, 1969).

So what are the attachment theories focusing on? Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, particularly long-term relationships including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners. In my line of work, I have to focus on the parental and child attachment rather than the romantic partner one.
Bowlby (the creator and psychologist that
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Resilience is considered to be a process under constant development throughout a person’s life as they come into contact with new stressors and challenges and learn new ways of dealing with them positively and in their own way.

2 explain how the development of resilience can help children and young people cope with separation and loss
The ability to develop and maintain positive relationships is a key indicator of a child having a good level of resilience. If a child/young person has a good level of resilience that means they are more than likely going to have secure and stable relationships with friends, family etc. this would then give them a network of people to console in and lean on when support is needed with a loss in life or separation. Resilience would help them to accept the negative aspects of this event by looking towards the future and how they can make the best of a situation over which they have little or no control.

3 explain ways carers can help develop resilience in children and young people
Everyone can develop resilience, and we can help the young people/children develop it as well. It involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned over time. A simple thing such as making a connection with the young people/child is a start by beginning to create a positive relationship through relating and advising them.
For the young people/children in care, structure and routine are found to be very important

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