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Can neglected children form new healthy attachments?

Here is an amazing documentary about an American familiy that adobts three Russian foster children. The documentary shows the family’s and the children’s challenges – while theories about neglect is presented.

The best thing about this movie is that it promises us that it IS possible for neglected children to form new healthy attachments.

An eyeopening video about the way we talk to children


Here we share an important (!) and very sweet video about how important children’s interaktion with adults are in relation to their learning and education.

“They might have guns but we have flowers”

An amazing video about how you can help your traumatized child as a parent.

How can you as a parent help your traumatized child?

1. The adult should be a calming influence and help control the child’s emotions and act as role model during the difficult times.

2. Daily life should be restored. Do everyday things: get up […]


Epigenetics is the new black in psychological research and Rachel Yehuda is one of the pioneers in the field. In this exciting podcast she explains the phenomenon as well as her own personal and professional experience in relation to epigenetics. […]

Pregnant in prison

It is often frustrating when really young teenage girls who come from a life filled with neglect and traumas seek to become pregnant in an early age. […]

TED talk about substance abuse

In this inspiring and personal TED talk substance abuse is explained as a lack of attachment and intimate relations. The video provides and interesting and new perspective on the causes of substance abuse – which can be of importance to our entire approach to treatment of substance abusers.

Watch the TED talk here. […]

The Backwards Brain Bicycle

This video about the Backwards Brain Bicycle – a bicycle that operates in reverse – shows very good how our brains maintain their plasticity throughout life – but also how the brain is most flexible when you’re a child or teenager.

Free podcasts on SoundCloud

Did you know that the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has a series of free podcasts you can listen to in SoundCloud?
This is for example a podcast with Peter Fonagy where he in an intelligent and humorous way tells about mentalization and non-specific factors in psychotherapy with knowledge […]


Your-baby.org.uk is a wonderful baby-video-univers with lots of mentalization references. Watch, i.a., this video via the link: http://www.aimh.org.uk/parent-resources?op=early-interactions%2Ftaking-turns-giving-their-baby-time-respond […]

Rape and reconciliation

A very touching TED talk about rape – and about reconciliation through mentalizing conversations between the victim and the violator. Through years of conversation and meetings the victim and the violator processes what took place, and the violator takes responsibility as well as the guilt.

Watch the TED talk here.