Topic: Attachment

Attachment Theory and Child Development

in Child Development

Websites provide information about attachment in young child and the symptoms of attachment disorder. Sites provide extensive articles regarding attachment theory and child development, covering such topics as: what is attachment, what are the different forms of attachment, and how is it treated.


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The SUNY Stony Brook Attachment Lab and the New York Attachment Consortium are a group of developmental and clinical psychologists and psychiatrists working to advance attachment theory and research. This site compiles their research on such topics as attachment theory and child development, attachment assessment, parent-child interaction, and mechanisms of stability and change.

Provides current research and articles on attachment theory and child development including reactive attachment disorder and the symptoms of attachment disorder. Also covers other child-related topics such as thumb sucking, school issues, social development, mental health and medications

NDSU Extension Service offers information on attachment in young children in their "Bright Beginnings" series, as well as a wealth of other information related to family, child development, and parenting. Publications are concise and reader-friendly.

This website is written in parent-friendly language and covers a variety of topics on health challenges commonly seen in children. The segment on attachment explains the formation of the attachment bond, how attachment shapes the infantís brain, and impact of an insecure attachment on an individualís life.