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Focusing on attachment and stability

Updated: 09 February 2015

What's important to us

All mokopuna need to have secure attachments with adults who care about them. Having these attachments will give them a sense of security in all aspects of their lives and help them grow up to be healthy and productive adults.

Mokopuna who have been abused or neglected may have trouble forming secure attachments. It is important that the adults who care for them are aware of the importance of attachment, know about the different attachment types, and have the skills, knowledge and support to build a secure attachment with these mokopuna.