Complex Trauma of Abandoned Children and Adoption as a Healing Process

Ana Muntean, Mihaela Tomita, Violeta Stan
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Abandonment is an intensive traumatic event for children. Very often prior to abandonment, the children were exposed to elopment following the abandonment we have to , background, and the ideals regarding the future. This analysis is focused on the developmental history of 40 Romanian children adopted at young age (0-4) by Romanian families. The adopted children are between 11-16 years old and the evaluation is done with complex instruments within the attachment theory framework. The
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doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.105 fatcat:b7uygs7q7bgpfjwikb7nks32bu