medical case 110224493

Foster Carers' TSD Standards covered:

When your child has a diagnosis it’s really important to understand what it means. It’s also crucial that you don’t assume that the diagnosis explains and describes everything about your child’s problems.

The human brain is incredibly complex and when it develops in a difficult environment it can develop all sorts of psychological hitches, some of which might get clustered together in the form of a diagnosis. Many children who have been traumatised by early experiences of abuse and neglect will have difficulties that fit with one diagnosis or another. However, many of the symptoms will have been caused by their early trauma and so it’s still vital, even if your child has a diagnosis, that you parent them in a way that helps them to recover from their earlier experience. Just doing that can often reduce the severity of your child’s symptoms.