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The sciences of ACEs & Attachment:

Their shared history in Scotland

Why does a society need to focus on ensuring children have warm, attentive relationships with adults? Why is that crucial for healthy emotional development? These are the questions Simon Partridge and Suzanne Zeedyk addressed in a set of papers they published in 2021. Because the articles appeared in an academic journal, many members of the public missed their publication. This document was created in 2023 in order to help a wider audience share in discussions about the links between the sciences of ACEs and attachment.

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