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    Attachment theory is able to describe the dynamics of long-term and short-term personal relationships between humans. Attachment can describe the bond between a child and a specific adult caregiver who serves as a source of safety in times of stress (Solberg, 2012). Stereotypically, the mothers form this bond with the infants as they are more likely to stay home as the father figure is usually off at work. Traditionally, if parents are in need of a care giver they would look to parents, extended…

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    interactions into positive and encouraging opportunities that can provide children with life enhancing results. The first relationship a child forms is between the child and the caregiver. The parent and child relationships is the most significant and long-lasting in a child’s life. This first relationships is directly related to Bowlby’s…

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    lifespan, better understand dysfunction, and understand how many different systems interact (Thyer, Dulmus, & Sowers,2012, P.xiii). Attachment theory is no different, it helps social workers better understand issues that could be the result of dysfunctional relationships, with the possibility of these relationship problems stemming from childhood. Even with attachment theory’s limitations understanding it and its application to practice is undeniably useful. While there are many different…

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    the various themes regarding the aspects of the attachment theory. This theory connotes the evaluation of the emotional attachment between infants and mothers. Crucially, the "Evidence for Infants’ Internal Working Models of Attachment” report provides a brief perspective of the psychological interest regarding this theme. Previous studies have provided various vital conclusions regarding the topic. Harlow’s experiment assesses the impacts of attachment on the future behavioral and social…

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    An attachment is a special bond we have with the special people in our lives. These people make our day brighter when we see them. These special people may consist of the parents, grandparents, godparents, and even the caregiver. Babies begin to get attached to these special people at the age of six months. John Bowlby created the attachment theory and he believed that babies have an emotional bond with their caregivers (Berk & Meyers, 2016). There are four patterns of attachment development and…

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    Resolving attachment issues is an ongoing task. While there are several different tactics that can be taken to reverse the negative attachment issues, therapeutic interventions are a tactic that has a positive effective on attachment issues. Therapeutic intervention includes attachment therapy. Attachment-based interventions base its evidence strongly on the recognition of close caregiving relationships that have the tendency to go wrong and in essence a close caregiving relationship can correct…

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    Reactive Attachment Theory

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    Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a social functioning disorder in children who fail to form a secure form of attachment with their primary caregiver () arguably as a result in pathogenic care (Corbin 2007). This diagnostic criteria of mental health illness was first brought to the fore in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-III), by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 1980 (Mikic and Terradas 2014). APA’s earlier assumptions…

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    stability. Thus, attachment is inherently an interdependent quality. Once a sense of safely is established, individuals can explore their environment and learn. According to attachment theory, humans develop an attachment style by attaching to their caregiver, establishing an internal working model of how relationships should work based on that relationship, and using these models to determine beliefs about emotional availability in a given…

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    Factors Studies emphasis that children who experiences multiple caregivers and were adopted in institutional setting and or orphanages as toddlers are at a higher risk in developing Reactive Attachment Disorder. (The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, Vol 8, and NO.1-2011). *Artical2. Studies indicate that age factor also plays a role in the expectancy of possible diagnosis of Reactive Detachment Disorder from a internationally adopted setting, children who are adopted after the age…

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    different attachment qualities between children of 9 months to 2 years old. There are 3 types of attachments: secure attachment, ambient attachment, and avoidant attachment. In secure attachment, the baby will become very distressed when the mothers leave, be friendly with strangers only when the mother is around, and positive and happy when the mother returns. These babies are usually confident that their attachment figures will provide them with what they need. With ambient attachment, the…

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