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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2010
As a well written introduction to issues around attachment, or as a quick refresher, this book has to be recommended. In one sense it adds little new to the field, but its length and clarity are enhanced by a useful running case history - the living details that bring theory to life. For anyone working with children damaged by insecure attachments, this book will be a constant 'dip in' companion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2013
Having lived with this in the family, we were asked to read it. I could of written it. Those who think they know about this disorder should read it to open their eyes. I will ask the teachers to read it to gain some shred of understanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2011
This book explains the concept of attachment and attachment disorder in a clear and easy manner which is suitable both for students new to the theory and those who use the model on a daily basis. Although a student of the Dynamic Maturation Model I found it refreshing to touch base with the founding theories of attachment and the book helped me explain the principles to my niece as part of her A level studies. Would recommend this book highly to anyone interested in the theory of attachment.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 12 October 2009
A book that 'does what it says on the can'! It has quickly become a favourite with our team and is quoted in training material that we are developing. It is succinct and well written with some useful case vignettes and offers some practical strategies for helping attachment disordered children. A recommended read for anyone working within the field and for foster and adoptive parents.

Robin Barker
Country Care Children's Homes
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2009
This book is BRILLIANT! Short but succinct,a valuable resource and a great introduction for LSA's and teaching staff that have not come across Attachment Disorders before. A Must for the staff room!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 October 2011
recently purchased, thoroughly interesting book that i would highly recommend to any foster carers dealing with children suffering from attachment issues or studying attachment, or parents who have a child that could be showing symptoms of attachment disorder. Easy to read and understand
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2012
Great book, easy and quick outline on the issue of secure attachments and what happens when they don't exist. Top notch book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2013
I picked this book as I was doing an adoption preparation course and wanted something to give me some background information. It was excellent - easy to read but very informative and then when attachment came up on the course I found it easy to follow as I new the information already from reading the book and was able to ask and answer questions as we went along.
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on 13 June 2014
Gave easy to digest and plain examples of this condition. Read it very quickly and absorbed a lot of information very quickly
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on 14 April 2014
Chapter one begins well, - we read about secure and insecure attachments,
secure, avoidant, ambivalent and disorganised.

The second chapter begins with a description of other attachment disorders -
and for the rest of the book there is a complete lack of
clarity regarding what type of insecure attachment is being described -
it seems to be the disorganised type. but then also refers to ADHD, CD,
ODD, and pervasive development disorder/autistic disorder.

It appears that the attachment disorder as defined in this book is either the disorganised
and/or one or other of the above. The distinctions are never made clear, and are lumped together
to form a homogenous whole.

So be warned - It is not about avoidant or ambivalent insecure attachment patterns at all.
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