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Essay on Attachment Theory in social work practice

liwat01 1 / -  
Oct 18, 2011   #1

I have an essay the requires me to critically consider the implications of attachment theory in social work practice. There is a case study we need to consider also and apply our findings to this (the case study is a refugee family who have experienced loss and where the children are showing signs of insecure attachment) I need to consider an argument to guide my essay and at first considered the notion "Bowlby considers attachment theory to be universal, does attachment theory consider cultural differences insociety?" however having looked at a few books I dont know whether there will be enough "meat on the bones" to structure an evidence based argument - it pretty much states categorisation of attachment are universal but which are used will depend on the cultural context. I then considered whether I should look at "Nature vs Nurture - Attachment theory indicates sensitive parenting is key to forming secure base however can genetics play a bigger role than first though of determining attachment behaviour?"

Has any body got any thoughts on this, I am a mature student and its the first time I have been required to write in this style and I am really unsure whether of this is feasible??


beccalevesque - / 45  
Oct 19, 2011   #2
interesting topic. I think that if you are finding not enough "meat on bones" you could combine them if they integrate well into your thesis statement. or rather, find a different argument. I'm just not sure how genetics play into attachment, but if you can find info to support that, than you'd have a good argument. Think about the effects that different styles of parenting can have on attachment, while also taking into consideration, stress and trauma surrounding the situation. :)
maturestudent79 - / 1  
Mar 31, 2012   #3
'Attachment Theory' essay: how to structure this? social work practice relevance

What is 'Attachment Theory'? Describe and discuss the theory and its relevance to social work practice?

Thanks in advance!
Auguste 4 / 11  
Apr 5, 2012   #4
I'm not really sure about this theory, but maybe you can search the definition of this theory on Wikipedia.

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