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Month: June 2019

Fostering a child with PTSD

Tips for Parenting a Child or Foster Child with PTSD

Parenting is a challenge under the best circumstances, so when your child is experiencing trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it can be especially difficult to understand how to help them heal, grow and thrive at home. But with a little understanding and a lot of love, you can make an impact. Defining Trauma and …

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PTSD in Foster Care

The Prevalence of PTSD in Foster Care Youth

Did you know about one in four youth in foster care will experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms? Former foster children are also twice as likely as U.S. war veterans to experience PTSD in adulthood. For young people suffering with PTSD, it is a continuous challenge that can be a debilitating mental illness when undiagnosed. …

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