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ERIC Number: EJ1157469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
A Systematic Review of Attachment-Based Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Adopted Children
Rose, Jenny; O'Reilly, Bryn
Early Child Development and Care, v187 n12 p1844-1862 2017
Background: The link between disorders of attachment and psychopathology is well documented. Consequently, a person's attachment style has a profound effect on his or her development and psychological well-being. At-risk populations such as adopted children are more prone to developing pervasive patterns of attachment, given the maternal disruptions they experience early in life. Objective: The aim of this review was to identify and systematically appraise the current literature addressing a range of attachment-based interventions for adopted chidren. Methods: A comprehensive search of the literature from the most recent decade was conducted. The Cochrane, Ebscohost, Sage, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, and Wiley databases were used. Results: Three randomized controlled trials were included in this review. Two studies were conducted in the USA and one in the Netherlands. All studies made use of quantitative methodologies. Conclusion: Although each article highlighted significant findings in the respective study, there remains a deficit of empirical information aimed at addressing attachment-related behaviour in adopted children through intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United States; Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adult Attachment Interview
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