Adoptive Parents With PTSD: It Is A Thing

Dear Parents,

Many of you know this about yourself, but do not realize what you are suffering from.  Here is a chart that might help:

*From: instituteforattachment.org/events.

You can substitute Complex Developmental Trauma in place of Reactive Attachment Disorder, in case RAD is not a diagnosis you child has been given by a professional.

Parents are in danger of secondary trauma (posttraumatic stress) when parenting their foster and adopted children from difficult beginnings of maltreatment and abandonment.  If this is something you think you are experiencing, there is hope and help.  You are not alone and you do not have to go it alone.

The Attach Place

The Attach Place
Center for Strengthening Relationships

Some things to seriously consider.

Find:  A support group or start one…

Buy: My book or someone else’s to help you find your way with therapeutic parenting…

Give: Your friends and family some resources, including my direct email or phone number,  so they can understand what you are dealing with…

Consider: Antidepressants, neurofeedback, Heart Math, Hemi-Sync, supplements, yoga classes, etc., if you are sliding into a dark place and you cannot get a hand-hold up…

Seek:  Trauma informed, attachment therapy for your family…

Get: Respite every week for a few hours and every month for an overnight for as long as you are raising your children…

Love matters,

Ce

Join our monthly Adoptive Parent Support Group on February 8, 2017! Open to all adoptive parents at no cost. Support group is every 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm at 3336 Bradshaw Road, Ste 175, Sacramento, CA 95827. Child care provided at no cost. Please send an email to Jen@attachplace.com to let her know you are going to attend a day before the group.  That allows us time to add to our childcare cadre if we need to do so.  Thank you.

Get your discounted copy of Drowning With My Hair On Fire: Insanity Relief For Adoptive Parents by Ce Eshelman, LMFT.  Daily inspirational reading for those who sometimes find it hard to keep hope alive. There is hope for healing.

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