Promoting understanding of parent-child relationships
The key components that enable parents to build a strong relationship with their children are sensitivity and responsiveness to the child's physical and emotional needs as well as their strivings for autonomy. This can help their children develop the coping, problem-solving and relationship skills they need to succeed in life.
The Center is focused on providing links on this website to articles and sites that can help parents provide this care in a predictable manner.
The focus here is on what's involved in providing sensitive and responsive care as well as typical challenges that parents may encounter raising their children. Also included are
This section features the recipients of the Bowlby- Ainsworth awards also includes past support devoted to increasing the understanding of the attachment process through research, the sponsorship of conferences, and the development of media projects.
Mental Health Promotion: list of articles and sites that address the current state of mental health in this country. Also listed are strategies that, if implemented widely, could promote mental health in children and their families.