Chapter 2 Issues-1 Attachment And Families In Transition

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Chapter 2 Issues- 1 Attachment and Families in Transition "Attachment relationships entered into throughout the lifespan, are fundamental to the survival of the species into human neurological and emotional development, and refer to the strong affectional bonds of a child to a stronger wiser and potentially protective attachment figure." Bowlby, 1982 pg number?? Attachment and families in transition Attachment is a basic need that sets the stage for the security or insecurity of all other relationships. The environment, caregiver’s and child’s contingent responses and attachment strategies all work together to create neural networks of implicit information that will inform other relationships throughout life (Crittenden 2014). Developmental stages are needed to be mastered or survival adaptations or gaps in skill and learning can occur (Dorman 1012). The child cannot master development in isolation. So what activates the attachment system? Bowlby (1982) described it as individual’s biological,…show more content…
How is attachment at risk? In transitioning families, these primary attachments are at risk in a number of ways (Wallerstein, 2013 CITE MORE). In a 25 years longitudinal study, Wallerstein found that p divorce is often not the temporary crisis for the child that we would hope (2013) Post divorce many mother’s ( 30%) turn their attention from parenting, supervising and child focused activities to investing in new intimate relationships and working to secure employment and economic stability (2013). Wallerstein is quick to say that this is not a purposeful dismissal and quality child/parent time can occur, but the natural tendency to

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