Breaking the intergenerational cycle of insecure attachment: a review of the effects of attachment-based interventions on maternal sensitivity and infant security.

@article{IJzendoorn1995BreakingTI,
  title={Breaking the intergenerational cycle of insecure attachment: a review of the effects of attachment-based interventions on maternal sensitivity and infant security.},
  author={Marinus H van IJzendoorn and Femmie Juffer and M. G. C. Duyvesteyn},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          225-48
        }
}
In this paper the effectiveness of preventive or therapeutic interventions aiming at enhancing parental sensitivity and children's attachment security is addressed. Sixteen pertinent studies have been reviewed, and 12 studies have been included in a quantitative meta-analysis (N = 869). Results show that interventions are more effective in changing parental insensitivity (d = .58) than in changing children's attachment insecurity (d = .17). Longer, more intensive, and therapeutic interventions… CONTINUE READING

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