Secure mother-infant attachment and the ABC programme: a case history

Puckering, C., Webster, J. and Wilson, P. (2011) Secure mother-infant attachment and the ABC programme: a case history. Community Practitioner, 84(1), pp. 35-37.

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Abstract

This case history describes the first application of the Attachment and Bio-behavioural Catchup (ABC) programme in the UK. It illustrates the key role and value of primary care clinicians in early infancy. The health visitor's careful and reflective observations, and her close links with a GP who shared her understanding of why these were significant, were the only means for this family to access help. The need for interventions in attachment is only likely to be identified by health visitors, with their unique opportunities to see families in their own homes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Philip and Puckering, Dr Christine
Authors: Puckering, C., Webster, J., and Wilson, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Community Practitioner
Publisher:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cp/cp/2010/00000083/00000005/art00008
ISSN:1462-2815

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