Attachment and Trauma

Humans develop slowly over time, taking years to become independent and autonomous adults. But what happens when an infant or child experiences intense loss, suffering, abuse, or neglect? What if the parents are separated from the child? How do little ones survive and thrive in the absence of solid loving care? The answer is … many children may survive but few really thrive after severe trauma, abuse, or neglect … without child therapy, intervention and therapeutic care.

Click here to download this FREE Attachment and Trauma – Thin Book

This Thin Book will help you learn more about the connection between attachment development and trauma. Developmental disorders of attachment are called “Attachment Disorder” including Reactive Attachment Disorder RAD and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder DSED. Learn what strategies are scientifically proven to help children develop healthy attachment capacity and overcome the negative impact of trauma.


Written by Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, PhD

Dr. Darleen Claire provides direct mental health, educational consulting, and child development intervention services around the metro Atlanta area including Alpharetta, Hiram, Marietta, Milton, Cumberland, Hiram, and College Park. She provides services including consultation, intervention support, and parent coaching around the country by telephone or internet.

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