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Grantmaker’s Checklist (COF) – this is a checklist for grantmakers published by the Council on Foundations. This checklist will help grantseekers (and the general public) to evaluate a grantmaker’s giving program.
Grantseeker’s Checklist – this is a checklist for grantseekers published by CD Publications. This checklist will help grantseekers to plan, create, and present a grant proposal to a funding agency.
Attachment Primer – this article by Dr. Norborsky—a leading researcher in the area of disorganized attachment patterns—is a good primer on attachment and attachment theory (includes reference list).
Adopting an Attachment Perspective – this article by the Foundation’s president is a good primer on how non-profit organizations can begin to incorporate attachment theory into their programs and projects.
Mentalization Factoids – this article by the Foundation’s president is a “cheat sheet” that briefly describes and defines the process of mentalization—the ability to perceive and communicate mental states, such as beliefs, desires, plans, and goals. These factoids were culled from the pages of an edited volume by Chris Frith and Daniel Wolpert (see References under the Resources menu).
What is Infant and Preschool Mental Health? – this article comes to us by way of the YCS (Youth Consultation Service) Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health. This article does a good job of defining the areas of infant and preschool mental health. The article also talks about why it is important for mental health care professionals to receive specialized training in the areas of infant and preschool mental health. The article briefly mentions the training programs available through YCS. For an expanded version of this document, please see the article by G. Costas in the Reprints section under the Resource menu.
“Rebirthing,” “Rage Reduction,” “Attachment Therapy,” or “Holding Therapy” – this link is to an excerpt taken from the narrative of a grant proposal submitted to the Foundation by Robert Marvin, Ph.D., in support of the Circle of Security Project. Frederick Leonhardt, the Foundation’s president, in reviewing this grant request, was impressed by the information this narrative contained on taking a cautious stance towards treatment modalities that go by such names as “Rebirthing,” “Rage Reduction,” “Attachment Therapy,” or “Holding Therapy.”