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Developmental Trauma with Attach Families

February 03, 2020 Andy Krafft
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Developmental Trauma with Attach Families
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Developmental Trauma with Attach Families
Feb 03, 2020
Andy Krafft

Katie Rose from Attach Families shares how her nonprofit organization is helping families and children with attachment disorders. Attachment disorders are psychiatric illnesses that can develop in young children who have experienced significant trauma, such as abuse and neglect, in their young lives. Diagnoses of Reactive Attachment Disorder and Developmental Trauma Disorder are commonly known attachment disorders, and these disorders can only be treated by a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and individualized treatment plan. Symptoms of these disorders manifest in children as difficulty in calming down when stressed, defiant and sometimes violent behavior towards the primary caregivers, and difficulty in maintaining relationships.

These disorders are prevalent in children within the foster care system, adopted children in the United States, as well as internationally, and the current foster care system is not equipped to handle these children because the children require such specialized treatment. Many times, children with this disorder are given treatment such as intensive in-home therapy, family centered treatment and are even sent to psychiatric residential treatment facilities, even though these types of treatment have proven not to help children with attachment disorders.

Our main goal is to educate the general public, as well as the mental health community and departments of social services workers about the prevalence of these disorders and advocate for the right treatment for these children. Additionally, one day, with the help of wonderful donors and grants, we hope to open a center in the Carolinas, which will specialize in Attachment Therapy, Neurofeedback therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (“EMDR”) therapy, Brain Reorganization Exercises and parental support that are all affordable for these families. Please consider donating to our cause and following us on social media so that we may make these dreams a reality.

Attach Families was selected for the SEED20 Class of 2020! So come support Katie and her organization on March 31, 2020.

Please support Attach Families by donating and following on social media:

Show Notes

Katie Rose from Attach Families shares how her nonprofit organization is helping families and children with attachment disorders. Attachment disorders are psychiatric illnesses that can develop in young children who have experienced significant trauma, such as abuse and neglect, in their young lives. Diagnoses of Reactive Attachment Disorder and Developmental Trauma Disorder are commonly known attachment disorders, and these disorders can only be treated by a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and individualized treatment plan. Symptoms of these disorders manifest in children as difficulty in calming down when stressed, defiant and sometimes violent behavior towards the primary caregivers, and difficulty in maintaining relationships.

These disorders are prevalent in children within the foster care system, adopted children in the United States, as well as internationally, and the current foster care system is not equipped to handle these children because the children require such specialized treatment. Many times, children with this disorder are given treatment such as intensive in-home therapy, family centered treatment and are even sent to psychiatric residential treatment facilities, even though these types of treatment have proven not to help children with attachment disorders.

Our main goal is to educate the general public, as well as the mental health community and departments of social services workers about the prevalence of these disorders and advocate for the right treatment for these children. Additionally, one day, with the help of wonderful donors and grants, we hope to open a center in the Carolinas, which will specialize in Attachment Therapy, Neurofeedback therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (“EMDR”) therapy, Brain Reorganization Exercises and parental support that are all affordable for these families. Please consider donating to our cause and following us on social media so that we may make these dreams a reality.

Attach Families was selected for the SEED20 Class of 2020! So come support Katie and her organization on March 31, 2020.

Please support Attach Families by donating and following on social media: