Holding therapy is not attachment therapy: Editor's introduction to this invited Special Issue

  title={Holding therapy is not attachment therapy: Editor's introduction to this invited Special Issue},
  author={Howard Steele},
  journal={Attachment \& Human Development},
  pages={219 - 219}
  • H. Steele
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Psychology
  • Attachment & Human Development
Secure children’s homes – how do we know if they work?
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An examination of case notes for admissions from 2014 to 2015 at one Secure Children’s Home found much higher levels of drug use than in the general population at similar age and a wide diagnosis of mental health problems prior to admission.
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Deprived of touch
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Attachment Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment Considerations
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