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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Moving towards attachment
by Boland, Carly, M.F.A., Mills College, 2012, 68; 1510784
Abstract (Summary)

Developing a bond between parents and newborn is a key factor in the success of the development and maturation of the child, and the well being for the parents. The prime-time for bonding between parent and infant is immediately after birth. In Western society there are many forms of trauma which may occur at birth creating a rupture disrupting the development of that imperative bond. The purpose of this study is to bring to view ways in which new parents can develop invaluable bond and connection with their newborn child regardless of if there was a trauma or separation at birth, through the means of movement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Belmar, Sima, Murphy, Ann
Commitee: Delwaide, Sonya
School: Mills College
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance, Developmental psychology, Health education
Keywords: Attachment therapy, Mother infant dyads, Movement therapy, Movement to foster attachment, Parent infant bond
Publication Number: 1510784
ISBN: 978-1-267-35316-0
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