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Page 1/10 How to understand and improve insecure attachment behaviour

How to recognise 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 recognize child behaviour reflecting early attachment problems – how children in care often have insecure patterns of attachment because of earlier separations. 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.