Family Reflection And Attachment

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Essay on Family Reflection and Attachment Did you know that lack of attunement or misattunement from parent or primary caregiver can result in an insecure attachment? First, let’s define what is attunement? “attunement means being in harmony; being aware of and responsive to another” (Catlett, n.d.). The purpose of my paper is to explain more in depth the four types of attachments styles, learn more about the personal early childhood attachments styles, reflection on adult attachment styles and the implications of attachment styles for engagements. As a Social Work student understanding attachment theory along with my own attachment style is very important because I can use this knowledge as a tool during my assessment process when working…show more content…
I am the oldest of three children, I lived with my parents and grandparents, I grew up in a very small town in Mexico, farm life, rural area type of environment. I identified with these two attachments because my mom was a very loving woman at times but was dealing with many risk factors, such as, being a victim of domestic violence, poverty, lack of moral support. Most of my memories are of pain, her being physically, verbally abuse and jumping from house to house not being wanted. As an older child, I had to mature fast for my age, to be a support for my siblings and my…show more content…
I’m the type of person who believe a person deserves another opportunity, if they are trying to better their lives. Especially in the social work field, when many of our clients come from similar situations as me. Being genuine, empathetic, along with my willingness to help others is something that clients can sense. Something that can be challenging for me as a Social Worker would be dealing with a client that doesn’t want to help themselves and continues being in destructive relationship for example domestic violence or substance abuse addictions; even though that I’m quite aware of the stages of change and that a person needs to be ready to change. It frustrates me, when people don’t want to accept help but then again, my early childhood events along with transference plays a huge part in this
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