Psychology Presentations

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-2008

Abstract

Attachment theory describes the bonds between caregivers and children that serve a protective function for children.

The FR theory developed by Main and Hesse (1990) proposes that unmonitored parental behaviour, or frightened, frightening and dissociative (FR) behaviour, stemming from a history of Unresolved/disoriented (U/d) trauma, disorganizes the attachment relationship.

The parent is a source of fear and is thus unavailable as a source of safety and protection.

Notes

Presented at The International Conference on Infant Studies, in Vancouver, B.C. in May 2008.


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