- Adverse childhood experiences are the main determinant of the health and social well-being of the nation.
The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition has partnered with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) to advocate for a new diagnosis in the upcoming release of the DSM V in 2012. The new diagnosis is called "Developmental Trauma Disorder." The NCTSN saw a need for a diagnosis that would capture children with complex trauma histories who have symptoms not accounted for by current diagnoses.
A task force of childhood trauma experts was convened to develop the specific criteria for the "Development Trauma Disorder" diagnosis. The "Developmental Trauma Disorder" was then submitted to a DSM V Committee for further reveiw.
If you would like to support the research evidence for the need for the "Developmental Trauma Disorder" please contact ICTC.