Seeing our child through the lens of attachment can help us understand their behaviors.
It is estimated that roughly 80% of older adopted children come into their new families with a chaotic or disorganized attachment style. This is not their fault – attachment styles are given to us by others. Healthy attachments are foundational to resilience, sound mental health, relational give and take, and healthy self worth. Broken attachments can experience healing and growth. We will learn the roots of attachment theory and how to assess your child’s attachment needs. We then look at various ideas designed to encourage healing.