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  • WELCOME TO OUT OF THE STORM

    New Members please register here after first reading our Member Guidelines which are in place to ensure a safe, respectful & considerate community for all. 

    OOTS is a recovery focused forum and information site for survivors of ongoing relational trauma who suffer from Complex PTSD.  The forum is English speaking but members come from all around the world. You are not alone.

    Please note non-survivors are welcome to read, but not join the forum. 

    If you are in crisis, please reach out to a mental health professional, your physician, go to an emergency room or contact an organization from our list of resources  here.  It is important that you get the help you need & deserve in real life from trained professionals.

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Child Boards: General, Announcements, Questions/Suggestions/Comments, Research & Advocacy, Checking Out

Welcome to OOTS - New Members Please Start Here

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Child Boards: Member Guidelines (PLEASE READ FIRST), About Complex PTSD , Introductory Post

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 (Perpetrator)

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, Kidnapping/Entrapment/Stalking, Other

Symptoms

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No New Posts Six Major Symptoms

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, 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 Protective Factors, Inner Child Work, Recovery Journals, Letters of Recovery, Ideas/Tools for Recovery, Successes, Progress?, Frustrated? Set Backs?

No New Posts Treatment

Child Boards: General Discussion, Therapy, Medication

CPTSD and Others

No New Posts Our Relationships with Others

Child Boards: General Discussion, Family of Origin (FOO), Dating; Marriage/Divorce; In-Laws, Parenting (Children, Teens & Adult Children), Friends, Professionals (GPs/Therapists/Lawyers...), Employment, Going Low/No Contact with Abusers

Important Days/Holidays

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No New Posts Holidays & Other Important Days

Child Boards: Christmas & New Years, Mother's/Father's Day, Birthday, Anniversaries, Other

Resources

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

No New Posts Country Specific Resources

Child Boards: Africa, Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, United States, International (English Speaking)

Community Corner

No New Posts The Cafe

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

No New Posts Creative Expressions

Child Boards: Music, Poetry & Creative Writing, Art, Other

Admin Area

No New Posts CPTSD Course Group #1

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




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