Attachment-based early interventions

Attachment-based early interventions

Attachment plays a central role in setting the path for developmental risks and providing opportunities for early intervention and prevention. Intervention research has highlighted the role of relational interventions in promoting resilient functioning by supporting...
Attachment: Learning to regulate and relate

Attachment: Learning to regulate and relate

Susan Hart writes that the most important evolutionary function of the human attachment system is to help develop a self-regulating control system within the child. Through interactive affect regulation with the caregiver, the infant learns to self-regulate. This...

Attachment: The regulation of emotional experience

Peter Fonagy writes that attachment theory holds that there is a universal human need to form close, affectional bonds. Early reciprocal relationships is a precondition for healthy development in all mammals. Proximity-seeking, smiling and clinging are examples of...
Responsive caregiving: Love-in-action

Responsive caregiving: Love-in-action

For an infant, skin-to-skin warmth, the smell and sight of the caregiver, and their attentive and responsive actions is experienced as love. Thousands of loving interactions shape the developing brain – they build the foundation of the organising brain. When the...