The Support Influence On Development Of Insufficient Parental Care

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History and Development It was in 1951 that John Bowlby began to write about the opposing influence on development of insufficient parental care and called attention to the acute distress of young children separated from their primary caregivers. (Barth, 2005) The quality of early attachment relationships is correlated with future personality and brain development. “The Attachment Theory is a foundation theory, developed by Bowlby. It focusses on the form, quality, and strengths of human attachments made in early life and their effects on development in pro social behaviors” (Tuner, 2011, p.30). Practitioners have found that the importance of forming a bond with a child from birth has the possibility to shape the life of a person.…show more content…
The secure style happens most often when infant is separated for the caregiver and is trying to regain the closeness, by coming back together with the caregiver. The avoidant style is represented by the infant ignoring the caregiver when the when they leave the presents of the infant. Then once the caregiver returns there is no response from the infant. In this stage the infant has become accustom to being ignored. The resistant-ambivalent style is characterized by a preoccupation or fixation on the caregiver in which the caregiver is alternately sought for comfort and rejected. This shows that the needs of the infant are not being meet. Lastly in the disorganized style it is often seen when the infant has been mistreated by the caregiver. In this case infants my have experienced trauma early on. (Hardy, 2007) The Attachment Theory helps practitioners understand how to best provide help to children and adults. In the Strengths approach, rating for child and mother are provided by the Strange Situation Procedure, parent attachment was assessed with the Marvin’s Caregiver Scales. (Tuner, 2011) Here it is shown how the severity of attachment is measured. Assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the approach for applications to social work clients and settings, with differential applications The Attachment Theory is the one of the leading theories explaining the how attachment is
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