May 07, · A key challenge, of course, is that many survivors of developmental trauma have spent most of their lives using survival mechanisms that constantly aim to maintain a (false) sense of control. These habitual responses impede connecting with others or Author: Odelya Gertel Kraybill. Adult Survivors of Developmental Trauma: A Group Treatment Intervention The International Society for Traumatic Stress (ISTSS) has developed best practice guidelines to treat the complexity of problems and symptoms of individuals who have been “exposed to prolonged and repeated trauma such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and political violence.
Further, there is a pressing need to improve treatments for this patient group because adult survivors of developmental trauma who experience psychosis (ASDTP) are at a higher risk (than people with psychosis who have not experienced developmental trauma) of poor prognostic outcomes, including more severe illness,Cited by: 7. Adult Survivors of Developmental Trauma: A Framework for Assessment and Intervention If you are a children’s mental health worker aware of the developmental trauma of the parents you work with, or if you provide services to adults, and you want to be sure that you can identify and respond to developmental trauma in the most helpful way, this training is for you.