Session 9/15Page 1/10 How to identify an attachment pattern: An experimental method developed by Ainsworth
How to identify and understand insecure attachment behaviour
Competences to be exercised:
• 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 get suggestions to how you can work with children with insecure attachment patterns.
Aims of the session:
Orphans and children placed outside home have very often been exposed to many early strains: 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 caregivers.