Raising A Child With Developmental Trauma.
Published: May-June 2019
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 19, No. 2 , p. 30-32
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This article explains developmental trauma occurs when a child experiences chronic abuse or neglect before the age of 5. The importance of early intervention is emphasized and warning signs that a child needs professional intervention are reviewed. Parents are warned to be wary of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis and to ask their pediatrician for a referral to a psychiatrist for a comprehensive psychological evaluation and diagnosis.
child rearing; foster children; childhood trauma; child development; symptoms; early intervention programs; child health services; therapeutic intervention