1118d – Webinar – Understanding Complex Trauma in Adopted & Foster Kids
(February 2012) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common diagnosis given to foster and adopted children, however PTSD often fails to take into account the symptoms that are often seen when there has been chronic, prolonged abuse and relational trauma. Many foster and adopted children have experienced trauma over months and years and in the context of the parent-child relationship. Dr. Rick Delaney will address Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) by discussing the seven underlying areas that are seen in children with C-PTSD (eg. Lack of self-worth and emotional control, loss of trust and safety, etc). Dr. Delaney also offers therapeutic interventions that help address these areas related to behavior problems associated with C-PTSD.