About Attachment Parenting International
The simple truth is that when we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.
API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection.
Through education, support, advocacy and research, our principal goal is to heighten global awareness of the profound significance of secure attachment - not only to invest in our children's bright futures, but to reduce and ultimately prevent emotional and physical mistreatment of children, addiction, crime, behavioral disorders, mental illness, and other outcomes of early unhealthy attachment.
The Faces of API
Attachment Parenting International (API) is a 501c3 non-profit organization supported by memberships, donations and volunteers. API accomplishes a great deal with efficiency - incurring only minimal expenses by employing a small staff, engaging a large devoted volunteer base and managing the organization in a virtual office environment. This organizational model enables API to have nationwide impact while getting the most out of every dollar.
For more information about the people of API see our biography pages
- Staff Directory
- Board of Directors
- Advisory Board
- Editorial Review Board
- Research Group
- Resource Advisory Council
Have API's Co-Founders Speak at Your Event
Would you like API's co-founders to speak at your event? If you would like to schedule a workshop or speaker presentation or would like further information for a news story or television program regarding Attachment Parenting, Attachment Parenting International, or violence prevention, please call (800) 850-8320 or email us .
Conference Session Topics and Descriptions
- Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children
- The Chemistry of Love: Breastfeeding, Attachment & Oxytocin
- Safe Sleep: How Sleep Locations Affect Breastfeeding
- Attachment Parenting in a Detached World
- The Attachment Parenting Revolution: Foundations for Our Future
- The Key to Prevention: Protecting the Parent/Child Connection
- The Power of Touch
API Parenting Support Report, 2009
Support for the parenting journey is at the core of API. Learn more about how important this support, local and web-based, is to parents and how this support needs to expand to more locations.