Discussion 2

Discussion 2

Your original response to the Discussion topic should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the Reading and activities. Use your words wisely so that the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Best practice is to include citations and a reference list.

Take time to review the responses of your classmates and respond specifically and substantially to at least two other students’ postings.

In Chapter 1 of your text you reviewed various theories. The article discusses attachment theory and its application to family functioning and suicide risks.

Please use your chapter readings and use the Library to research peer-reviewed studies to respond to the following:

  • Identify the findings of adolescents within at-risk families.
  • What are the key components of attachment theory?
  • Having learned about risks to adolescents living within at-risk environments and also having learned about attachment theory, apply these concepts to family functioning. Please discuss family functioning and how this impacts attachment, and also discuss how the lack of attachment of children impacts the family’s daily functioning.
  • Apply attachment theory to developing adolescents and discuss the outcomes to negative attachment and risks for suicide.