Attachment Disorders: Treatment Strategies for Traumatized Children is an essential resource for therapists, parents, social workers, DCS workers, foster parents, educators, and child care providers facing the many challenges of working with traumatized children who have attachment issues. This engaging book provides the reader with theoretical foundation of human socialization and of the attachment formation between a caregiver and infant. Catherine Cain clearly defines the concept of an attachment disorder, presents assessment information along with a detailed list of symptoms related to attachment, and details treatment strategies using case studies to help the reader visualize how to use those strategies with specific behavior. Written with ease and accessibility, Attachment Disorders will not only be a helpful tool for the seasoned clinician, but for anyone wanting to understand traumatized children.
Catherine S. Cain, PhD, is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with over 25 years experience working with children with behavioral issues, including children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). She has authored several publications, teaches online classes on childhood disorders including Autism and ADHD, and consults with school districts across the nation on childhood behavioral health. She is married and a mother of five.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Social Learning Theory Chapter 4 The Attachment Process Chapter 5 How We Learn: A Physiological Model Chapter 6 Factors Related to Attachment: The Caregiver-Child Relationship Chapter 7 Factors: Relationships within Relationships Chapter 8 Attachment Disorders: Faulty Behavioral Patterns Chapter 9 Traditional Behavior Management Strategies Chapter 10 Nontraditional Behavior Management Strategies Chapter 11 Dealing with Behavior Specific to RAD Chapter 12 Glossary