Sroufe presentation on attachment in Santiago simultaneously broadcast in 50 communities throughout Chile.
On January 10,Alan Sroufe, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Child Development, gave a four-hour presentation about attachment at the Ministry of Health in Santiago, Chile, sponsored by UNICEF as part of a country-wide program to identify and support mothers and infants who are at risk for developmental problems. Sroufe's talk was given to the leaders of this effort in Santiago, along with some of the hands-on interveners there. The presentation was simulcast to the parent-infant interveners in 50 communities throughout the country, who were also able to participate in the final two hours of discussion. As Sroufe described it: "Chile is 3000 miles long, and those in the remote areas often miss programs put on in Santiago. Therefore, they were pleased to be able to simulcast this throughout the country, from Patagonia to the far north."