In this presentation, we discuss the topic of attachment. We explore its phases and types, as conceived in Western thought. This concept is also reviewed considering that in several societies, including in Indigenous societies, the education of children is based on privileged links with several significant figures; it is therefore important to think of attachment theory outside its traditional framework. We address elements of the Inuk culture in order to rethink attachment in its context, the impact of history and of the environment on attachment, as well as concrete strategies for working with young people and families.
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