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Welcome to OOTS - New Members Please Start Here

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Development of CPTSD in Childhood

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Child Boards: General Discussion, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Religious/Cult Abuse, Neglect/Abandonment, Addiction (Perpetrator), Personality Disorder/Mental Illness (Perpetrator), Economic/Social/Political Trauma

Development of CPTSD in Adulthood

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Child Boards: General Discussion, Emotional/Physical/Sexual Abuse/Harassment/Violence, Workplace Bullying/Harassment/Abuse, Religious/Cult Abuse, Economic/Social/Political Trauma, Kidnapping/Entrapment/Stalking, Other


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Child Boards: AV - Avoidance of Traumatic Reminders (eg Dissociation), RE - Re-experiencing the Past (eg Flashbacks, Triggers), NSC - Negative Self-Concept (eg Inner Critic, Shame, Perfectionism), AD - Affective Dysregulation (eg Anger, Numbness, Derealization), SOT - Sense of Threat (eg Hypervigilance), DR - Disturbed Relationships (eg Social Anxiety, Isolating, Attachment Disorder)

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Physical & Psychological Comorbidities

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Child Boards: General Discussion, Depression (eg Hopelessness, Helplessness), Anxiety (eg General, Social, Panic Attacks), Suicide Ideation/Self Harm, Autoimmune/Inflammatory/Oncological/Neurological Conditions, Addiction/Self-Medicating, Eating Issues, Sleep Issues, Memory/Cognitive Issues, Other

Treatment, Self-Help & Recovery

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Child Boards: General Discussion, Building Resiliency, Inner Child Work, Recovery Journals, Letters of Recovery, Ideas/Tools for Recovery, Successes, Progress?, Frustrated? Set Backs?

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CPTSD and Others

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Child Boards: General Discussion, Family of Origin (FOO), Dating; Marriage/Divorce; In-Laws, Parenting (Children, Teens & Adult Children), Friends, Professionals (Our GPs, Therapists, Etc), Employment, Moving Out/On; Going LC/NC

Important Days/Holidays

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Child Boards: Information Sheets, Forms & Questionnaires, Research , Books & Articles, Web Sites, Support Groups & Organizations, Podcasts, Videos & Documentaries

No New Posts Book Talk

Child Boards: Walker's "CPTSD: From Surviving to Thriving", Boon et al's "Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation", Jasmin Lee Cori's - "Healing From Trauma", Bessel Van der Kolk's "The Body Keeps the Score", Pia Melody - Various

Community Corner

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A place to share about anything other than CPTSD - chat, a joke or interesting web site...

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No New Posts CPTSD Course Group #1

Child Boards: Information about Group Work, Group One March 2015

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