Attachment Security


A secure attachment is a protective factor against adversity. It gives the child a better capacity to find healthy mechanisms of emotional self-regulation, trust in one's abilities to solve problems, and activate resources such as asking for help [1]. For all these reasons, attachment security can be considered a fundamental need, a child's right, a matter of justice, and a lever for resilience.


[1] A. Berástegui and C. Pitillas, “What Does It Take for Early Relationships to Remain Secure in the Face of Adversity?,” in Multisystemic Resilience, M. Ungar, Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.
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