Attachment Parenting International is a nonprofit organization that educates and supports all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world. API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents and as a result changes everything from the dynamic of a family to that of communities by improving school readiness to reducing violence. It accomplishes this on a grassroots level through its Support Groups and accredited volunteer Leaders around the world, as well as its thousands of members and a number of partnerships. API serves as a clearinghouse and community of practice for AP education, research, and information dissemination. It publishes a quarterly magazine, a science of attachment journal, a forum, blog, enewsletters, educational materials and other related publications. Through education, support, advocacy and research, API's principal goal is to heighten global awareness of the profound significance of secure attachment - not only to reduce and ultimately prevent emotional and physical mistreatment of children, addiction, crime, behavioral disorders, mental illness, and other outcomes of early unhealthy attachment, but to invest in our children's bright futures.
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