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Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments


Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments

Every human being forms a wide variety of attachments throughout life. However, it is those that are formed soon after birth and throughout childhood that have the biggest impact and influence of all. Unfortunately, attachments always have been and always will be broken for a variety of reasons. Death and divorce being the most obvious examples, not to mention the process of being put up for adoption and separated from biological parents. Attachment breakdowns can have an enormous impact on the development of children of all ages in a variety of ways. In the world of child psychology, a strong working knowledge and understanding of attachment theory is of paramount importance.

Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments

This insightful tutorial has been designed for current and prospective child psychologists and carers alike. Explore the causes and effects of attachment breakdowns, while considering if and how children of various ages grieve different to adults. Learn how children of all ages are affected by divorce, the effects foster care can have on a child’s development, factors that may affect children’s adjustment and more.



  • Explain the affects of bereavement & separation on children
  • Assess the effects of divorce on children

Programme Content


  • Do Children Grieve Differently?
  • Infancy/Early Childhood
  • Middle Childhood
  • Adolescence/Late Childhood
  • How Divorce Affects Children
  • Factors Affecting Children’s Adjustment
  • The Effects of Foster Care

Target Audience

  • Teachers, health care staff, social workers and care providers pursuing their CPD
  • Anyone currently working with children
  • Parents and carers interested in improving their knowledge of child psychology
  • Individuals looking to enhance their CV


No prior knowledge is required to take this unit.


  • Participants:8 - 400
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Participation:Only collaborative

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Course Duration 10 Hours
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