According to John Bowlby, the founder of attachment theory, attachment is a fundamental, innate behavior that developed over the course of evolution because it ensured the survival of human offspring. According to that theory, infants are geneti¬cally primed to form attachments with one or a few specific persons who provide protection and care, and who are able to recognize and satisfy their needs. Without at least one attach¬ment figure, an infant would be lost and unable to survive.
The Strange Situation shown in this DVD was developed by the attachment researcher Mary Ainsworth based on many years of observation. Ainsworth worked closely with John Bowlby, the founder of attachment theory.
The DVD introduces the various attachment classifications of toddlers and their mothers:
5 Strange Situations with securely attached toddlers (type B),
one of which is unshortened | 2 Strange Situations with insecurely-avoidantly attached toddlers (type A), one of which is unshortened | 1 Strange Situation with an insecurely-ambivalently attached toddler (type C)
All of the Strange Situations are accompanied by an original narration in German by PD Dr. med. Karl Heinz Brisch along with an English translation. Other film clips on the DVD contain an introduction, an explanation of the Strange Situation, and an overview of the classification of attachment types, narrated by Dr. Brisch. The texts used in these films may be printed from the DVD-ROM.
The DVD "Secure and insecure attachment patterns of toddlers and their mothers" is the first DVD of a unique series of four DVDs
Thank you very much for the excellent DVD "FST" on attachment.
The quality was very good, the filming was professional and the running comments on what was happening are very helpful. I will highly recommend this DVD to all my colleagues. (Arnold Goksøyr, 13. Mär. 2014)
The complete series includes four DVDs:
Toddlers and their mothers
Toddlers and their fathers
Disorganized attachment qualities
Director & camera operator: Juli Lambert
Editing: Stefan Frank
1.) Price of DVD: 98.00 € (incl. VAT tax)
2.) Mailing expenses (Shipping + handling):
- within Germany : 5.95 € (incl. VAT tax)
- outside Germany : 17.90 € (incl. VAT tax)
SAFE® informational DVD for parents
(only in german language)
This informational DVD shows interested parents what they may expect in a SAFE® parent course. The film accompanies several parents as they attend the parent courses. This will give you an introduction to the contents of the program, including, parental hopes and fears, prenatal attachment, the competencies of the infant, the competencies of the parents, among other things. Interview sequences with a diverse array of parents who attended the SAFE® courses will give you insight into how they experienced the program. Only in german language!
A production of LMU, Munich. Director: Lydia Oehling. Running time 25 Min., Format 16:9, color.
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Embracing Closeness (in english)
The documentary Embracing Closeness takes a closer look at how to cultivate the parent-child relationship as early as possible and at the importance of a “secure attachment” for child development. The film accompanies two couples and a single mother, all of whom made a conscious decision at the outset to cultivate a warm and loving relationship with their children. Brisch, K. H. (2007)
Produced by LMU, Munich. Director: Lydia Oehling. Total film length 55 Min., Format 16:9, colour.
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