Normative attachment and attachment disorders in non-parental care contexts in Chile

Andrès Fresno, Researcher, Universidad de Talca, Chile  Rosario Spencer, Researcher, Universidad de Talca, Chile  Patricia Bravo, PhD student, Universidad de Talca, Chile  Camila Espinoza,  Universidad de Talca, Chile  Normative attachment and attachment disorders in non-parental care contexts in Chile It has been reported that children in non-parental care have a higher prevalence of insecure, particularly disorganized attachment, and a higher frequency of attachment disorders (disinhibited or inhibited). However, it is not […]

Number of placement changes as a predictor of mental health in child sexual abuse victims

Marika Handfield, PhD student, Université de Montréal, Canada  Isabelle Daigneault, Researcher, Université de Montréal, Canada  Tonino Esposito, Researcher, Université de Montréal, Canada    Placement instability has been frequently associated with distrust and powerlessness, which have been linked to increased internalized and externalized problems in child sexual abuse victims (Hébert et al., 2016; Monette et al., 2008). Therefore, placement instability could predict internalised and externalised problems in […]

How do foster youth experience the impact of adverse childhood events?

Anne Steenbakkers, PhD student, University of Groningen, The Netherlands Steffie van der Steen, Researcher, University of Groningen, The Netherlands  Hans Grietens, Researcher University of Groningen, The Netherlands     Foster children have been disproportionately exposed to traumatic events (Turney & Wildeman, 2017), which are perceived as important factors contributing to problems and specific needs they experience (Berrick & Skivenes, 2012; Bruskas, 2008). Despite the growing interest in the stories […]