The Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework was developed by Kristine Kinniburgh and Margaret Blaustein. It initially grew out of the work being carried out by the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

Kinniburgh, Blaustein, Spinazzola and van der Kolk's paper gives a brief overview of the ARC framework.

You can read this paper and find out more about the ARC framework by clicking on the links below.


Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (PDF)

The Trauma Centre: Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) (external website)

ARC framework: About ARC (external website)