The establishment of an attachment research network in Latin America: Goals, accomplishments, and challenges

José M. Causadias, Alan L. Sroufe, Francisca Herreros

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In the face of a pressing need for expanded attachment research programs and attachment informed interventions in Latin America, a research network was established: Red Iberoamericana de Apego: RIA (Iberian-American Attachment Network). The purpose of RIA is to promote human development and well being, informed by attachment theory, centering on research, and with implications for public policies, education, and intervention. We report the proceedings of the second meeting of RIA held in Panama City, Panama, in February 2010. As part of this meeting, RIA sponsored the first Latin-American attachment conference. Proceedings of the conference are described, as are future goals of this new organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalAttachment and Human Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011



  • Iberian-American attachment network
  • Latin-American attachment conference
  • RIA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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