Attachment style, home-leaving age and behavioral problems among residential care children.

@article{Shechory2007AttachmentSH,
  title={Attachment style, home-leaving age and behavioral problems among residential care children.},
  author={Mally Shechory and Eliane Sommerfeld},
  journal={Child psychiatry and human development},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={361-73}
}
In a prospective study, the attachment style, home-leaving age, length of time in residential care, and behavioral problems among Israeli residential care children (N = 68), were studied. Data analyses showed that children removed from their homes at a later age suffered from higher levels of anxiety, depression and social problems compared to children taken from their homes at the age of 7 or less. It was also found that a prolonged stay (over 2 years) in residential care was related to higher… CONTINUE READING

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