An attachment-based treatment of maltreated children and young people

  title={An attachment-based treatment of maltreated children and young people},
  author={Daniel Hughes},
  journal={Attachment \& Human Development},
  pages={263 - 278}
  • D. Hughes
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Psychology
  • Attachment & Human Development
Repetitive, intrafamilial abuse and neglect leads to a complex array of deficiencies and symptoms that reflect both the traumatic effects of maltreatment on children as well as the effects of their failing to develop a coherent pattern of attachment behaviours toward their caregivers. This article will attempt to describe principles of a psychological treatment for maltreated children and young people who have been placed in foster care and adoptive homes. This treatment, based on attachment… 

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