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Message ID: 8787
Date: 2011-01-16

Author:Aaron Robb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Subject:Re: two questions about common labels

There is plenty in the empirical literature regarding parentified children, both in CPS and in private custody (divorce/modification) situations. Regarding the issue of attachment, I always recommend "Attachment, Bonding, and Reciprocal Connectedness: Limitations of Attachment Theory in the Juvenile and Family Court" as a starting point on this complicated issue. The article can be found at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/cfcc/pdffiles/109arredando.pdf -- Aaron Robb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S Forensic Counseling Services http://www.texascounseling.org Mailing Address: 8553 N. Beach St. #335, Keller, TX 76244 Phone: 972-360-7437; Fax: 940-343-2601 Dorothy: Weren’t you frightened? The Wizard: Frightened? You are talking to a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe. I was petrified. -The Wizard of Oz (1939) This e-mail and any attachments contain information from the office of Aaron Robb, LPC-S and are intended solely for the use of the named recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mails or attachments. ________________________________ From: D F MCMAHON To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Sent: Sat, January 15, 2011 2:22:35 PM Subject: two questions about common labels Two labels that are endemic in child welfare cases are "parentification" and "attachment disorder". These have been around for quite awhile. The source is usually a CPS investigator, a caseworker, or a therapist, sometimes a foster parent, once in awhile an adoptive or step-parent. My question is not really specific, but wondering about your thoughts as to use and/or misuse of these labels. Thanks, Sheri McMahon

There is plenty in the empirical literature regarding parentified children, both in CPS and in private custody (divorce/modification) situations. Regarding the issue of attachment, I always recommend "Attachment, Bonding, and Reciprocal Connectedness: Limitations of Attachment Theory in the Juvenile and Family Court" as a starting point on this complicated issue. The article can be found at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/programs/cfcc/pdffiles/109arredando.pdf -- Aaron Robb, M.Ed., NCC, LPC-S Forensic Counseling Services http://www.texascounseling.org Mailing Address: 8553 N. Beach St. #335, Keller, TX 76244 Phone: 972-360-7437; Fax: 940-343-2601 Dorothy: Weren’t you frightened? The Wizard: Frightened? You are talking to a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom and chuckled at catastrophe. I was petrified. -The Wizard of Oz (1939) This e-mail and any attachments contain information from the office of Aaron Robb, LPC-S and are intended solely for the use of the named recipients. Any dissemination of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you believe you have received this e-mail in error, notify the sender immediately and permanently delete the e-mail, any attachments, and all copies thereof from any drives or storage media and destroy any printouts of the e-mails or attachments. ________________________________ From: D F MCMAHON To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Sent: Sat, January 15, 2011 2:22:35 PM Subject: two questions about common labels Two labels that are endemic in child welfare cases are "parentification" and "attachment disorder". These have been around for quite awhile. The source is usually a CPS investigator, a caseworker, or a therapist, sometimes a foster parent, once in awhile an adoptive or step-parent. My question is not really specific, but wondering about your thoughts as to use and/or misuse of these labels. Thanks, Sheri McMahon