Changing toddlers' and preschoolers' attachment classifications: the Circle of Security intervention.

@article{Hoffman2006ChangingTA,
  title={Changing toddlers' and preschoolers' attachment classifications: the Circle of Security intervention.},
  author={Kent T Hoffman and Robert S. Marvin and Glen Cooper and Bert Powell},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={
          1017-26
        }
}
The Circle of Security intervention uses a group treatment modality to provide parent education and psychotherapy that is based on attachment theory. The purpose of this study was to track changes in children's attachment classifications pre- and immediately postintervention. Participants were 65 toddler- or preschooler- caregiver dyads recruited from Head Start and Early Head Start programs. As predicted, there were significant within-subject changes from disorganized to organized attachment… CONTINUE READING

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