• In Conversation… Professor Helen Minnis discusses attachment

    Professor Minnis discusses her current innovative research with the BeST? Study, which aims to find out what is the best service for young abused and neglected pre-school children coming into foster care.

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  • In Conversation… Professor Tasmin Ford the importance of schools in a child’s mental health

    Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Exeter Medical School, talks about attachment and early intervention, and explains why schools are an important setting in relation to child mental health.

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  • Guest Blog

    What is attachment theory used for?

    Attachment theory is amongst the most popular theories of child development and has received much attention from psychologists and researchers across the world for the last 50 years. Such popularity implies that it is perceived by many to be of great importance and utility to understanding people and their behaviour in different contexts – but, why?

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  • Adoption and attachment: A parent’s perspective

    Guest blog from Dr Taylor: “I am grateful for the opportunity to recount my experience of inviting a traumatised child into my family. If I can persuade those working in children’s services to change this experience, even for just one family, I will have achieved something worthwhile.”

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