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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Attachment-Based Interventions: Therapeutic Work with Children in Foster Care

Children in foster care are at high risk for mental health problems due to a history of maltreatment and ongoing stress, which also result in their poor self-image and insecure attachments. These are significant factors to bring to the attention of mental health counselors. However, resources usually do not allow for individual therapy with this population. This study looks at the mental health problems in foster children, foster children’s attachment features, and attachment-based interventions. Review of the literature found that attachment-based interventions have a positive effect on the treatment of foster children.

Presenters: Lindsay Rachow (Graduate Student)
Yao-Szu Tsou (Graduate Student)
Janalee Weaver (Graduate Student)
Topic: Counselor Education
Location: Fireside Lounge, Seymour Union
Time: 3:55 pm (Session V)