My son has been diagnosed with PDA, the US doesn't recognize this in the DSM, but it relates very well to the Defense Mode & Depression concepts. I've been reading and learning from Stephen Porges for several years- as the protect and connect is also a concept you use when working with a kinship care or adopted kiddo. And co-regulation builds those skills that they do not have. One support that was offered to us last summer is a program called IPR- Intensive Psychological Rehabilitation- it has been the best service I have found to help build his skills, confidence, and help him make progress on knowing himself- so he can meet his goals-- It's a program when I researched last summer was created in Iowa and New York- here's a link that describes it:

Posted by samiam at 2022-03-30 18:30:02 UTC