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Aggressiveness in Adopted and Non-Adopted Teens:

The Role of Parenting, Attachment Security, and Gender

About the Course

This study examined adopted adolescents’ levels of attachment security to parents and aggressiveness as compared to those of community nonadopted adolescents and of clinical nonadopted adolescents. The implications of these results are discussed in light of the protective effects of care relationships in early adolescence (vs. late adolescence) as well as the differential role of parent figures

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Aggressiveness in Adopted and Non-Adopted Teens: created by Miriam Gallarin. PsyD, et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2034. Feb 2021

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Miriam Gallarin. PsyD

Dr. Gallarin is an adjunct professor at Universidad del País Vasco in Spain. Her research focuses on parenting and she has published 8 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Barbara Torres-Gomez, PstD

Barbara Torres-Gomez, PsyD, is a lecturer at the Universidad del País Vasco. Her reseach focuses on child/adolescent development and she has had muiltiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Itziar Alonso-Aribol, PsyD

Itziar Alonso-Aribol, PsyD, is an associate professor at the University of the Basque Country. Her research includes adolescent development and attachment. She has published more than 75 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Elise Vincent, LICSW, PIP
Elise Vincent is a licensed, clinical social worker with ten years’ experience working in Alabama child welfare. She formally served as a case worker at a nonprofit, faith based foster care ministry before becoming Director in 2017. Elise now oversees foster care, college care, and family care for single mothers as Director and provides direct supervision to a team of seven social workers.

Recommended For:

Counselors, Family therapists, psychologists and social workers.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize the role attachment plays in outcomes for adoptees
  2. Identify best practices for parenting techniques when working with families handling adolescent behaviors such as agressiveness
  3. Describe the role adverse childhood experiences has in comparision to attachment health for the outcomes in adoptees

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Course Number 103183
1.5 CE credit hour
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