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Adopted Romanian orphans 'still suffering in adulthood' Many young children adopted from Romanian orphanages by UK families in the early 90s are still experiencing mental health problems even in adulthood, researchers say.

Adopted Romanian orphans 'still suffering in adulthood'

Despite being brought up by caring new families, a long-term study of 165 Romanian orphans found emotional and social problems were commonplace. But one in five remains unaffected by the neglect they experienced. Adi Calvert, 28, says she is unscathed by the trauma of her early life. How Do You Behave in Romantic Relationships? How Do You Behave in Romantic Relationships?

How Do You Behave in Romantic Relationships?

You got: Secure Attachment People with secure attachments tend to feel comfortable with themselves and their relationships. Securely attached individuals tend to have happier, long-lasting relationships. Hazan and Shaver. Attachment Styles and Close Relationships. How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship. How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Parenting. Romantic Attachment and the Dangers of Social Media. What is Your Relationship Attachment Style? Early exposure to violence, domestic violence, attachment representations, and marital adjustment. Domestic Abuse, Attachment and Cedar. THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON MOTHERS’ PRENATAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THEIR INFANTS. BBC Radio 4 - All in the Mind, Romanian Orphanage Babies: 21 Years On. Video - Ceausescu's Kids. Sensitive Periods Zeanah et al.

Deprivation Specific Psychological Patterns Rutter et al. Orphaned by History: A Child Welfare Crisis in Romania. In July 2011, Laurentiu Ierusalim left his Romanian orphanage, the only home he had ever known.

Orphaned by History: A Child Welfare Crisis in Romania

He had less than $150 in his pocket and nothing more than the clothes he was wearing. He had no job, no housing, and no clue how to survive. “I didn’t know what to do,” Ierusalim says, “so I slept in a playground across the street.” It was the beginning of two years of homelessness, of knocking on doors to ask for food and shelter. An Orthodox priest helped him find families to take him in for several weeks at a time. My glimpse of hell and the pitiful children who have been betrayed. How can such a place still exist more than 20 years after the horror of Romania’s orphanages and institutions was exposed to the world?

My glimpse of hell and the pitiful children who have been betrayed

They were supposed to have been closed down long ago. Stefan Darabus, country director of the charity Hope and Homes for Children (HHC), who accompanied on my visit last month and acted as translator, was as shocked and angry as I was. Do the Effects of Early Severe Deprivation on Cognition Persist into Early Adolescence. Why children need their mothers- Family expert - Entertainment News. Amos Alumada is a marriage and family expert at Pan African University.

Why children need their mothers- Family expert - Entertainment News

He recognises the void that Helen and Alice felt when they could not spend time with their children. "Being a parent, by definition, is about being present," he says. "That would include: emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and physically. " Alumada says that according to the attachment theory, children relate to their parents depending on how their parents presented themselves. Five Films - Robertson and Robertson (1971) Robertson Films Home Page In order to study responses to the separation from mother when this is not complicated by other disturbing experiences (such as sudden transfer from home, illness and pain, cot confinement, multiple caretakers), and when emotional needs are met, James and Joyce Robertson took into their home a series of four young children of previous good experience who were in need of foster care while mother was in hospital to have a second child.

Five Films - Robertson and Robertson (1971)

How the children coped with separation from the mother when given good substitute care in a setting with which they had been made familiar was observed and filmed. Parental Sensitivity and Attachment in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comparison With Children With Mental Retardation, With Language Delays, and With Typical Development. Starved, tortured, forgotten: Genie, the feral child who left a mark on researchers. She hobbled into a Los Angeles county welfare office in October 1970, a stooped, withered waif with a curious way of holding up her hands, like a rabbit.

Starved, tortured, forgotten: Genie, the feral child who left a mark on researchers

She looked about six or seven. Her mother, stricken with cataracts, was seeking an office with services for the blind and had entered the wrong room. But the girl transfixed welfare officers. Overrated: The predictive power of attachment. Now more than ever, the critical importance of parent–child attachment is being emphasised.

Overrated: The predictive power of attachment

The Department for Health explicitly aims to promote secure attachment through the health visiting service and its Healthy Child Programme. Andrea Leadsom’s prime ministerial campaign raised the profile of attachment even further, so much so that she was criticised for ‘going on about attachment theory’ in the leadership hustings. The emphasis arises because of a belief that secure attachment predicts ‘successful’ development in the child. Van Izjendoorn & Kroonenberg (1988) Cross-cultural Patterns of Attachment: A Meta-Analysis of the Strange Situation. Attachment styles at hogwarts. Infant-Mother Attachment by Mary Ainsworth. BBC Radio 4 Extra - Mind Changers, Harlow's Monkeys. You're not addicted to your phone, it's just that you have an anxious attachment style. If you can barely put your phone down for a minute, and you get all panicky when your juice runs out, past psychology research might describe you as being somehow addicted, dependent or that you have a new condition "nomophobia", literally no mobile phone phobia.

You're not addicted to your phone, it's just that you have an anxious attachment style

But writing this week in Computers in Human Behaviour, a team of researchers from Hungary say this language of extremity or disorder is probably the wrong approach – after all, most people experience nomophobia. Instead, they argue we should view our relationship with our phones in terms of attachment theory. Specifically, they've tested the idea that we all have a certain kind of attachment to our phones, but that people who are anxiously attached in their human relationships (that is, people who are afraid of being abandoned) are also likely to show anxious attachment towards their phones.

Asians and Attachment Theory. How Emotionally Attached Are You to Your Pet? Study Shows That 40% of U.S. Kids Are Insecurely Attached. Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother. It is a question that has troubled parents down the years.

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up? Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as much as they can afford to give. The study, by academics from the University of Essex and University College London, published in this week’s edition of the Economic Journal, finds that a young child’s cognitive and social skills are improved considerably by spending more time with their mother between the ages of three and seven. It also found that first-born children tend to benefit more from an early investment of their mothers’ time than siblings born after them.