Category: Stories from the Trenches

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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Navigating Reactive Attachment Disorder – And Succeeding!

Gina and her husband adopted Maddox only to discover he suffered developmental trauma and was diagnosed with RAD. Through years of therapy and specialized schools he’s a successful and well-adjusted teenager with a bright future ahead.

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Aging out of RTF into the real world – a dangerous proposition

For the safety of our kids, who will someday age-out of residential treatment and into the real world – we must find a balance. They’ve got to have effective treatment AND understand that choices have consequences.

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When Insurers Deny Mental Health Coverage, Families In Crisis Struggle Even More

By Christine Herman When Matthew Timion needed to get his son treatment for mental illness, he did not anticipate it

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