Child maltreatment and attachment theory

@inproceedings{Crittenden2010ChildMA,
  title={Child maltreatment and attachment theory},
  author={Patricia McKinsey Crittenden and David L. Mary and Ainsworth},
  year={2010}
}
The study ofchild maltreatment has grown exponentially in the years since the identification ofthe "battered child syndrome" (Kempe, Silverman, and Steele, 1962). In that time the area has experienced many of the conflicts and missteps to be expected in an emerging field. Underlying these problems is the lack ofa single, comprehensive theoretical approach to child maltreat­ ment (Newberger, Newberger, and Hampton, 1983). It is the purpose ofthis chapter to examine attachment theory in regard to… CONTINUE READING

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