Attachment-based treatment for vulnerable children

  title={Attachment-based treatment for vulnerable children},
  author={Mary Dozier},
  journal={Attachment \& Human Development},
  pages={253 - 257}
  • M. Dozier
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Psychology
  • Attachment & Human Development
(2003). Attachment-based treatment for vulnerable children. Attachment & Human Development: Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 253-257. 
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