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How Parents of Kids with Developmental Trauma Disorder Develop PTSD

It’s hard for most people to imagine how parenting can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. Yet, to raise a child with complex developmental trauma disorder is extremely demanding and emotionally exhausting. Learn the causes and symptoms. Originally published by Institute for Attachment & Child Development

Post Adoption Depression: Causes and Prevention (Podcast)

From Creating a Family Podcast “Post adoption depression and parent attachment disorder are surprisingly common and seldom talked about. After all, since you’ve tried so hard to become a parent, many adoptive parents are ashamed to admit that they are struggling. We interviewed Dr. Jane Aronson, a board certified general pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases…
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Impact of Adoption on Adoptive Parents (PDF)

From ChildWelfare.gov “Explores some of the emotional ups and downs that adoptive parents may experience before, during, and after adoption. While every family is unique and every parent has different feelings and experiences, there are some general themes that emerge regarding adoptive parents’ emotional responses. The purpose of the factsheet is to identify some of…
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Respite as a Support Service for Adoptive Families (PDF)

From ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center “Provides strategies for addressing the needs of adoptive families using respite services as well as lists the providers offering respite supports and services.” (Published 2019)