Reply to Letters

  title={Reply to Letters},
  author={Mark Chaffin and Rochelle F. Hanson and Benjamin E Saunders},
  journal={Child Maltreatment},
  pages={381 - 386}
The Task Force on Attachment Therapy and Reactive Attachment Disorder was formed by the APSAC because attachment therapy is a controversial topic. It is not surprising to note, responses to the report have been opinionated and varied. The report has been criticized as a one-sided demonizing of attachment therapy by some; others have characterized the report as not critical enough; and still others have praised the report for its balance. The letters published in response to the report reflect a… 
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