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Deprivation - When an attachment is formed and then broken.

When a child is seperated from their attachment figure they experience 3 stages:

  • Protest - When the child protests and screams out of anger when the attachment figure leaves. May cling to the pareants and/or avoid others.
  • Despair - After a while the child subsides. They may still be upset but they appear much calmer. Refuses comfort from people and appears withdrawn and uninterested.
  • Detachment -  If the seperation continues the child is likely to begin to interact with people again even though they may be wary. Very likely to reject th3e previous attachment figure when they return and will show anger towards them. 

Privation - Failure to form an attachment in early childhood. This could be due to things such as neglect, many foster carers, being…


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