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Therapeutic Parenting Podcast: Episode 2

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

How to identify Developmental Trauma Disorder in your child

Developmental Trauma Disorder is a little known phrase that is only now beginning to gain traction with health authorities.

Why is it important?

As this week's guest, Sarah Naish, explains - it is the right term to describe the behavioural characteristics displayed by children due to neglect and trauma or by those who experienced serious pre-birth problems.

All too often, their symptoms are diagnosed as post traumatic stress disorder complex. But this is not the correct diagosis and can lead to wrong assumptions by professionals that end up with the child being misdiagnosed.

As Sarah says, "it's time we woke up and smelt the coffee and recognise developmental trauma for what it is".

As mentioned on the podcast, you can find Sarah's book "The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting" here

Listen to this Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or download below.

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The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma is an umbrella organisation combining resources, research and knowledge from cutting edge experts in the sector – Inspire Training Group, National Association of Therapeutic Parents, Sarah Naish – Keynote Speaker and Author, The Haven – Parenting and Wellbeing Centre and Safer Fostering.

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