Workforce Development

Factors That Affect Attachment*

Mar 7, 2016

This session defines secure attachment and explores the factors that influence it.

Babies are hardwired to develop strong, emotional connections, or attachment, with their primary caregivers. The ability to attach to a significant adult allows young children to become trusting, confident, and capable of regulating stress and distress. The most important part of attachment is the quality of attachment formed, as it predicts later development. Ideally, children develop secure attachment (a healthy emotional bond) with caregivers. An infant who develops secure attachment with a primary caregiver during the early years of life is more likely to have positive relationships with peers, be liked by their teachers, perform better in school, and respond with resilience in the face of adversity as preschoolers and older children. This session defines secure attachment and explores the factors that influence it. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the attachment process and how to support this important process with young children and the important adults in their lives.

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*This course is also available in Spanish.

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