Working with Children with Attachment Disorder: Regulation Theory

What is regulation theory? Since frequent emotional regulation is often brought up when discussing the issue of children who have attachment disorder, in this post we will be looking at regulation theory, its relationship with attachment disorder, and finally we will apply practical use of regulation theory to children with attachment disorder! Emotional regulation refers…

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Peter Levine and Healing Trauma with Somatic Experiencing

Can Somatic Experiencing be used to help heal a child with attachment disorder? What if my child was adopted at birth and there was no other trauma, but they still seem to have attachment issues? Can Somatic Experiencing be helpful for any child with attachment disorder and relational trauma, even if there are no other times of…

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Two Lessons to Be a Parent Who Can Heal Their Child

Healing a child with attachment disorder requires very intentional effort on the parents and caregivers. This is not something that will happen by itself over time. The great thing is that parents can easily learn how to create a safe environment for children with attachment disorder, which in turn, would facilitate healing for their child! Parents…

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Where to Start In Healing a Child With Attachment Disorder

How to Know Where to Start In Healing a Child With Attachment Disorder

How do you know where to start healing a child with attachment disorder? Well children with attachment disorder are usually diagnosed because of their behaviors, which are an outflow of their strong internal negative reaction to trust and dependency. The behaviors of a child with attachment disorder are all self-protective and had served the child…

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Handling Anger and Violence

Working With Children With Attachment Disorder: Handling Anger and Violence

Anger and violence are the most common behavior disorders that children deal with when they have attachment disorder. It is also anger and violence that tends to convince parents to bring their children in for evaluation and therapy. While there are many other manifestations of children with attachment disorder, anger and violence becomes the most disruptive,…

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Working With Children With Attachment Disorder: Healing Trauma

All children who have attachment disorder encountered some type of trauma during their early life.  There is no attachment disorder without a relational trauma that resulted in neurobiology wired to react. Sometimes this trauma is obvious and comes in the form of physical abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, or gross neglect. We all know people, whether…

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Working With Children with Attachment Disorder: Residential Treatment Center

When working with children who have an attachment disorder, the question that always comes up and must be thoroughly considered is, does this particular child need residential treatment care?  There are a number of residential treatment centers that treat children with attachment disorders, other psychiatric disorders, and mood disorders. Let’s look at the benefits and limitations…

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Treating Attachment Disorder in Adults: Stored Trauma Memories

Treating attachment disorder in adults can’t be covered in its entirety with one article, so here’s one that focuses on stored trauma memories. Relational trauma is at the root of all attachment disorder, and today we are going to look at how trauma is stored in our bodies and brains. Releasing stored trauma is an essential component…

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Attachment Disorder in Children and Adults: Underlying Physiology that Contributes to Attachment Disorder

Working with children who have attachment disorder, living with an insecure attachment yourself, or having a spouse with attachment disorder is hard. There are behaviors and hurtful actions that can look like disarrayed-chaos, and it makes you wonder what is wrong with the brain! Traditionally, attachment disorder has been strictly seen as a thought process…

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Working With a Child With Attachment Disorder: Role of Trauma Therapy

Before we get to the role of trauma therapy for children with attachment disorder, let’s look at your current situation. As a parent, teacher, or caregiver of a child with attachment issues, the questions that always linger in the back of our minds are: what will help this child heal? How can I help them heal? …

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