What is Attachment-based Family Therapy?

Oftentimes children who have been in foster care and have experienced the trauma of abuse or neglect have issues with attachment, even if they have been a member in your family for years.  Attachment refers to your child’s ability to create and maintain healthy, safe and trusting relationship with parents & caregivers, siblings and peers.  Due to trauma, abuse and neglect, many children may have behaviors that include, but are not limited to: a difficult time navigating relationships and poor impulse control.  They may also exhibit controlling and manipulative behaviors.  Attachment-based therapy is an effective way to work on the challenges that children and families face when the child has had early disruptions to healthy development.  Many parents wonder, what is this kind of family therapy and how, exactly, will it help?

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