Report of the APSAC Task Force on Attachment Therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Attachment Problems

  title={Report of the APSAC Task Force on Attachment Therapy, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Attachment Problems},
  author={M. Chaffin and R. Hanson and B. Saunders and Todd Nichols and D. Barnett and C. Zeanah and L. Berliner and B. Egeland and E. Newman and Tom Lyon and E. Letourneau and C. Miller-Perrin},
  journal={Child Maltreatment},
  pages={76 - 89}
Although the term attachment disorder is ambiguous, attachment therapies are increasingly used with children who are maltreated, particularly those in foster care or adoptive homes. Some children described as having attachment disorders show extreme disturbances. The needs of these children and their caretakers are real. How to meet their needs is less clear. A number of attachment-based treatment and parenting approaches purport to help children described as attachment disordered. Attachment… Expand
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