Chapter 6. The Clock Starts Now: Feminism, Mothering and Attachment Theory in Child Protection Practice

  1. Brid Featherstone professor2,
  2. Carol-Ann Hooper senior lecturer3,
  3. Jonathan Scourfield Reader and
  4. Julie Taylor Professor4
  1. Julia Krane associate professor,
  2. Linda Davies Full Professor,
  3. Rosemary Carlton PhD and
  4. Meghan Mulcahy MSW

Published Online: 30 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684771.ch6

Gender and Child Welfare in Society

Gender and Child Welfare in Society

How to Cite

Krane, J., Davies, L., Carlton, R. and Mulcahy, M. (2010) The Clock Starts Now: Feminism, Mothering and Attachment Theory in Child Protection Practice, in Gender and Child Welfare in Society (eds B. Featherstone, C.-A. Hooper, J. Scourfield and J. Taylor), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684771.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Bradford, UK

  2. 3

    University of York, UK

  3. 4

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, UK

Author Information

  1. McGill University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470681862

Online ISBN: 9780470684771

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Keywords:

  • feminism, mothering and attachment theory in child protection practice;
  • potential of attachment theory for therapeutic interventions in child protection practice;
  • central concepts of attachment theory - guiding child protection practices;
  • attachment theory - paradigm shift, human behaviour as biologically based instinctive behavioural system;
  • feminist reconsideration of attachment theory;
  • social circumstances of caregiving - affecting attachment patterns;
  • attachment and child protection;
  • rethinking attachment in work with mothers and other carers;
  • attachment and mothering, fathering and attachment histories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Attachment theory: an overview

  • Feminist reconsideration of attachment theory

  • Attachment meets child protection

  • Amber's story

  • Rethinking attachment in work with mothers and other carers

  • References