Attachment problems caused by neglect during infancy and early childhood can affect a child's physical, behavioral, cognitive, and social functioning.
Dr. Allan Schore on Attachment Trauma and the Effects of Neglect and Abuse on the Brain [Video]
Analyzes varying attachment issues and their impact on brain development.
Fear in Love: Attachment, Abuse, and the Developing Brain
Sullivan & Lasley (2010)
Describes the bond that develops between the child and caregiver early in life and the effects of abuse or neglect on that bond and the child's brain development.
Supporting Maltreated Children: Countering the Effects of Neglect and Abuse (PDF - 254 KB)
Adoption Advocate, 48
Focuses on the impact of abuse in early childhood on attachment and brain development, including specific behavioral indicators commonly exhibited by children who have experienced maltreatment.
Trauma, Brain & Relationship: Helping Children Heal [Video]
Santa Barbara Graduate Institute (2013)
Provides an understanding of how trauma effects brain development, including how it affects children's behaviors and social relationships.
What Are Attachment Disorders?
Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. (2016)
Defines the diagnostic criteria for attachment disorders that commonly occur following child abuse and neglect.