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Page 1/10: Common attachment patterns in deprived and abandoned orphans: How do we understand and work with them?

Common attachment patterns in deprived and abandoned orphans: How do we understand and work with them?


Competences to be exercised:
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To recognize insecure avoidant attachment behaviour in children
•  To recognize insecure ambivalent attachment behaviour in children
•  To recognize insecure disorganized attachment behaviour in children
•  To know how to meet these three attachment behaviours in a professional manner


Theme of the session:
In this training session you will exercise how to observe and recognize child behaviour reflecting early attachment problems – how orphans may sometimes develop insecure patterns of attachment. You will have suggestions for how you can work with children with insecure attachment.

Aims of the session:
Orphans and children placed outside home have very often been exposed to many early strains: perhaps premature birth and low birth weight which may affect development, a lack of secure caretaking from parents with problems in their life, and many shifts in caretakers.