Thursday, May 13, 2010

New and Interesting Stuff

Have you all been to ? They are a group that focuses on attachment. Learning about it, preventing disorders of it, treating disorders of it, educating people about it. I get their newsletter and a couple of weeks ago I recieved one about Developmental Trauma Disorder. It said that they are supporting the inclusion of this diagnosis in the upcoming revised DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, considered the defining text on mental illness in this country). Since I had never heard of DTD, I looked into it a bit. I went in to the website of the folks who have put together the criteria for this as a diagnosis for children and found their proposal. They are The Trauma Center and are part of Justice Resource Institute.

I should warn people that the paper is 33 pages long, but it is very readable, especially for this sort of thing. It really is probably closer to 28 pages and me personally, I skipped all the tables.  So actually maybe more like 25 pages.

It is here.

So, what do you think?


  1. Okay, I only made it through the first few pages but it sounds like my kids without a doubt. All of our kids. If it helps others and research gets people resources I'm all for it. There can not be too many people or organizations trying to provide clues to how to parent these kids. I know we went through several therapists before we found THE one who could help.Thanks for sharing this info.

  2. By George! I think they've got it!!!

  3. Great organization to which I also belong! I was going to go to their conference last Sept and then Cupcake made her surprising arrival cancelling that much looked forward to trip.

    They do a lot of good work for us and our kids.

  4. Ummm...will read after the birthday party. ;>

  5. Schnikes!!! This fits Bam Bam so accurately!!! WOW!!!!

  6. sounds like it's right on the money.

  7. I had seen some this awhile back, there was some buzz about it as they started to discuss it. I so hope that it is included because it has Fudge wrtitten all over it.

  8. Bravo! I hope it is included in the DSM!! Thanks for the info.


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