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Attachment disorder in children;

Abstract

Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD, has several possible causes usually stemming from traumatic childhood events. The attachment disorders were initially explored in 1948 by John Bowlby which led to the attachment theory being established in the 1960's. Attachment is the bond a child makes with other human beings, allowing for a healthy emotional and psychological growth. Attachment is developed primarily from birth to two years of age and up to the age of five.

There are four attachment styles and four phases that a child must go through to develop a healthy attachment to a caregiver. A child who is cheated out of this element of development can develop RAD. The lack of attachment established within in the first five years of life can lead to unhealthy, even unlawful events or violent, unhealthy interactions and relationships with others.

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Darcie A. Davis-Gage

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Date Original

2009

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1 PDF file (11 pages)

Language

EN

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