Translating Evidence to Practice: Attachment

Barnardos. (2013). Translating Evidence to Practice: Attachment.
When infants are born they rely on a caregiver to meet both their physical and emotional needs. These needs include food, safety and comfort. Attachment describes the emotional bond between an infant and a caregiver. Infant-caregiver interactions shape the attachment relationship. Primary care-givers are not only biological parents and can include a variety of people such as grandparents or foster parents.