Parenting a child who has
been traumatized or has
Attachment Disorder can be overwhelming and isolating. Family and
friends often don't understand or know how to support a family in
crisis. It's hard to find answers, resources, hope.
Did you know... YOU'RE NOT ALONE!
CDC reports 1 out of every 50 infants under 12 months have been
The younger a
child is when traumatized the more lasting the impact of the
trauma can be on brain development and function!
that children who experience abuse and neglect (especially at
early ages), who stay in foster care for extended time, or who
move multiple times while in care are at particular risk of
mental health problems!
or fostering children have a great need for post-adoptive
2007 study in California showed that 81% of families used
post-adoptive services/support within 8 years of their adoption
and 31% needed clinical (therapy) services!
that 12-40% of adoptive children exhibit severe emotional or
attach" is the most cited reason that adoptive placements
disrupt or dissolve!
*****ATN Members share an open letter
to about parenting children with attachment disorder or
Life as A Parent...*****