Attachment Case Study
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|History of the family||Involvement in the community||Risk factors||Outcomes|
|The age of Sonia’s mother’s age is 21.||As per the community first year college program related to the completion of the nursing diploma.||At the time when Sonia’s mother was 15, doctors diagnosed her with the issue of depression and because of that she frequently and consistently used counselling and also the medicines that were prescribed by the doctors for resolving the issues.||At the time of the pregnancy of Sonia’s mother, delivery and different processes, it quite hectic and leads Sonia’s mother to depression because of the stress level.|
|The age of Sonia’s father’s age is 23.||He works for a computer-based organization on a part time basis.||He has another baby with his current girlfriend and lives in a different town.||Sonia’s father visits Sonia 2 times in a particular month and also sends her money occasionally because of the baby formula and also the necessities and needs related to the baby that are essential for the individuals.|
|Father’s side grandparents||Offers financial and emotional support Sonia’s mother.||Have one more grandchild with different female because of their son.||The grandparents are very imperative in Sonia’s life and they are a role model as a person for the baby or child.|
|Sonia||Has joined the early year program.||Every morning, when she goes to the nursing diploma program, she is very energetic but at when her mother leaves her there and goes, she starts crying and does motions like she wants to go home and is not happy at that place (Pallini, et al., 2019).||The child is suffering from the anxiety because of the separation and this is evaluation is done with the help of evaluating the background of the family as both of the parents do not have time for the child and spend less time with her from the time she is born. She is also separated from the from her father so that can be another factor for the prevailing risks as she is not getting any emotional support from any of the parents. Her grandparents try their best to provide her with the financial as well as emotional support but that is not enough for a child. The care, emotional support and the feeling that parents provide cannot be provided by any other individual whether they are from the same family. It matters a lot and parents must be present for the child when they need it.|
As per the analyzation of the case study it can be evaluated, Sonia is experiencing insecure attachment. It can be understood to be either resistant or avoidant. It happens when he caretaker or the parents are not available so the infant shows the sign of distress. They are unavailable whether emotionally or physically and are insensitive in terms of the needs of attachment in the infant (Groh, et al., 2014).
Infants demonstrate the patterns related to resistant attachment in terms of the caregivers. This type of relationships can be characterized with the help of the expressions of exaggeration of the attachment needs. When the caregiver is not present and does not provide attention to the infant, they become distressed. When the departure of the caregiver happens, they become distressed on an extreme basis. The have quite difficulty in making contact with other individuals, they are not able to settle down properly and does not respond well to the soothing attempts of the caregiver. This shows the patterns of the association of the care pattern in terms of the consistency that responds to the signals of infants.
One of the main factors that can be understood for this condition is because she was not able to get the attention and the care of both the parents as they were not present for her neither physically nor mentally. She is also separated from the from her father so that can be another factor for the prevailing risks as she is not getting any emotional support from any of the parents. Her grandparents try their best to provide her with the financial as well as emotional support but that is not enough for a child (Madigan, et al., 2013).
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