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Is Attachment Theory Consistent with Aboriginal Parenting Realities?

Is Attachment Theory Consistent with Aboriginal Parenting Realities?,First Peoples Child,Raymond Neckoway,Keith Brownlee,Bruno Castellan

Is Attachment Theory Consistent with Aboriginal Parenting Realities?   (Citations: 3)
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Abstract Attachment theory has become,one of the most,influential mod- els guiding parent-child relationships in programs of prevention, treatment, and education, including programs for Aboriginal par- ents. However, whether the model can be reliably applied when working,with Aboriginal peoples,has not yet been,established. Studies on attachment,security conducted,with different cultural groups provide a means,of comparing,naturally occurring differ- ences in parenting,practices and socio-emotional environments of children. These studies report inconsistencies,of attachment security across,cultures and suggest,that consideration,should be given to cultural differences,when,applying attachment,theory across cultures. In this article, we analyse the correspondence between,attachment,theory and descriptions,of Aboriginal par- enting and,question,the relevance,of attachment,theory to Ab- original parents who,do not adhere,to the mother-infant dyad,as the sole contributor to the child’s sense of security. School of Social Work, Lakehead University, ThunderBay, ON, Canada
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