Attachment Center of Kansas

Helping Families Build Stronger Connections

The Attachment Center of Kansas was established in 2005 to fulfill the need for specialized, evidenced based treatment of attachment and/or trauma related problems in children.

The goals of the center are:

  • to provide effective services that assist families in developing healthy connections and optimal emotional health through resolving the impact of trauma and insecure attachment, gaining effective communication, problem solving and coping skills and/or increasing self-confidence.
  •  to assist parents in gaining an understanding of insecure attachment and trauma upon children, developing the skills needed to help their child heal through home-based interventions, provide them with support through the treatment process and help them resolve their own emotional pain.
  • increase community awareness and understanding of insecure attachment, trauma and the impact of these upon children and their families.

 



Facts

  • Children and youth suffer more victimization than do adults in virtually every category,with the exception of homicide.  
  • Approximately 25% to 30% of all children in the US will experience a traumatic event by age 16 years.
  • In 2008, over 772,000 children experienced neglect and/or physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse with children in the age group of birth to 7 being at the highest risk.  
  • Approximately 40% of children in the general population and up to 80% of children in fostercare and adoption have an unhealthy attachment style.      
  • One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.  29% of female rape victims in America were younger than eleven when they were raped.