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Types of attachment

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Secure Attachments

Secure attachments with a primary caregiver have positive impacts on a number of factors in a young person’s life. Most importantly, young people who rated positive attachments with mum also reported a lower amount of violence. Therefore, focusing on attachment can build a protective factor against future violence within the home.

More specifically, secure attachments have been linked to:

  • Positive future relationships
  • Increased performance at school
  • Positive peer relationships
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Positive future parenting
  • Increased emotional regulation, which is important with trauma

Disorganised attachment

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Understanding and Tackling Adolescent to Parent Violence

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