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The Secret Next Door (Child on Parent Violence)

Child-on-parent violence is at epidemic levels in some families. However, it’s a taboo topic in our society and there’s little help available for parents or children.

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Parents in crisis can’t parent therapeutically – so stop expecting us to.

Adoptive and foster parents usually reach a crisis point before we get help. No doubt, our children need us to be that calm and steady, therapeutic parent, but at that point, we simply don’t have the capacity to do it.

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Video: Early Childhood Trauma – we need treatments now!

Learn more Aging out of RTF and into the real world: A dangerous proposition Raising a child with Developmental Trauma

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Developmental trauma shouldn’t be a life sentence for any child or family

Originally published by Scary Mommy as Developmental Trauma Absolutely Destroyed My Family My husband and I jumped in heart first

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An Introduction to Developmental Trauma

To better serve children with developmental trauma, Kolk has proposed adding a new diagnosis to the DSM called Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD). The new diagnostic criteria requires exposure to chronic trauma before the age of 5. This diagnosis would fully encompass the symptoms of developmental trauma bringing them under one umbrella.

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What is Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)?

Kids with RAD have an indefatigable need to control the people and situations around them because they only feel safe when they prove to themselves they are in control. To understand this, we must go back to the underlying causes of the disorder.

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