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Complaint Review: Department Of Children And Family
Department Of Children And Family1 West Main Street Meriden, Connecticut U.S.A.
Department Of Children And Family ripoff Child Protective Services Meriden Connecticut
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that's triggered by your memories of a traumatic event ? an event that directly affected you or an event that you witnessed.
The disorder commonly affects survivors of traumatic events, such as sexual assault, physical assault, war, torture, a natural disaster, an automobile accident, an airplane crash, a hostage situation or a death camp. Post-traumatic stress disorder also can affect rescue workers at the site of an airplane crash or a mass shooting. It can affect someone who witnessed a tragic accident.
Not everyone involved in a traumatic event experiences post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the disorder affects more than 5 million adults each year in the United States. Post-traumatic stress disorder is twice as common in women as it is in men.
Treatment may involve a combined approach including medications and behavior therapy designed to help you gain control of your anxiety.
Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder typically appear within three months of the traumatic event. However, in some instances, they may not occur until years after the event and may include:
Flashbacks and distressing dreams associated with the traumatic event.
Distress at anniversaries of the trauma.
Efforts to avoid thoughts, feelings and activities associated with the trauma.
Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others and an inability to have loving feelings.
Markedly diminished interest or participation in activities that once were an important source of satisfaction.
In young children, delayed or developmental retrogression in such areas as toilet training, motor skills and language.
Hopelessness about the future ? no hope of a family life, career or living to old age.
Physical and psychological hypersensitivity ? not present before the trauma ? with at least two of the following reactions: trouble sleeping, anger, difficulty concentrating, exaggerated startle response to noise, and physiological reaction to situations that remind you of the traumatic event. These physiological reactions may include an increase in blood pressure, a rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, muscle tension, nausea and diarrhea.
The severity of the traumatic event and how long the event lasted appear to be factors in the development of this disorder. Other factors that may increase the likelihood of developing post-traumatic stress disorder include:
A previous history of depression or other emotional disorder
A previous history of physical or sexual abuse
A family history of anxiety
Early separation from parents
Being part of a dysfunctional family
Screening and diagnosis
Your doctor or mental health professional likely will ask you to describe the signs and symptoms you're experiencing ? what they are, when they occur, how intense they are and how long they last. This will help your doctor or therapist learn more about your condition. Your doctor may also ask you to describe the event that triggered your symptoms to try to get a sense of how intense the event was and how it affected you. You may encounter some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic event, but you may not necessarily have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Diagnosing the condition requires that the symptoms be present longer than one month.
Having post-traumatic stress disorder may place you at a higher risk of:
Depression, which has many of the same signs and symptoms as post-traumatic stress disorder
Your doctor or a mental health professional may suggest a combination of medications and behavior therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. The objectives of treatment are to reduce your emotional distress and the associated disturbances to your sleep and daily functioning, and to help you better cope with the event that triggered the disorder.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These antidepressants act on the chemical serotonin, the neurotransmitter in your brain that helps brain cells (neurons) send and receive messages. SSRIs include fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa), fluvoxamine (Luvox) and venlafaxine (Effexor XR). These medications can help control anxiety as well as depression.
Tranquilizers. Medications such as clonazepam (Klonopin) and lorazepam (Ativan) may decrease feelings of anxiety.
Cognitive-behavior therapy. This treatment teaches you effective ways of managing thoughts or situations that remind you of the trauma you've experienced. You and your psychotherapist can draw up a list of situations or memories that cause anxiety. You gradually expose yourself to more anxiety-provoking thoughts and situations while learning that your body calms itself through a process called habituation.
Repeated exposure to sources of anxiety diminishes your fear so that you no longer need to avoid certain situations and thoughts. The goal of this therapy is to promote a sense of recovery and a feeling of mastery over your anxiety.
Stress management training. This approach also involves learning to manage your anxiety through relaxation.
You work with the help of a therapist to develop skills to decrease your preoccupation with negative thoughts and the sense of being overwhelmed by the traumatic event.
Cognitive therapy. You identify, with your therapist's help, distorted thoughts and beliefs that arouse psychological stress. You learn ways you can view and cope with a traumatic event differently, and you learn alternative beliefs about the event and the impact it has on your life. There is special emphasis on learning to develop a sense of mastery and control of your thoughts and feelings.
Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder with behavior therapy can be effective, and the prognosis for long-term success is good.
If distress caused by a past traumatic event persistently affects your life, seeing your doctor is a necessary first step along a course of professional treatment. But you can take actions to help yourself cope:
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Although it may take a while to feel the effects of therapy, hang in there. You'll be better off in the long run.
Take care of yourself. Get enough rest, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and take time to relax. Avoid caffeine and nicotine, which can worsen anxiety. Don't turn to alcohol or unprescribed drugs for relief.
Break the cycle. When you feel anxious, take a brisk walk or delve into a hobby to refocus.
When to seek medical advice
It's normal to undergo a wide range of feelings and emotions after a traumatic event. The feelings you experience may include fear and anxiety, a lack of focus, sadness, changes in sleeping or eating patterns, or bouts of crying that come easily. You may have recurrent thoughts or nightmares about the event. If you have these disturbing feelings for more than a month, if they're severe or if you feel you're having trouble getting your life back under control, consider seeing your doctor or a mental health professional
And this is what DCF is doing about it.nothing.
DOES DCF OF CONNECTICUT OR THIS STATE REALLY CARE ABOUT OUR KIDS? NO THEY DON'T!
OUR DAUGHTER IS OUT OF CONTROL,SO WE FILE WITH JUVENILE MATTERS IN MIDDLETOWN CT.THE PROBATION OFFICER DID A MENTAL TEST WITH HER USING A COMPUTER AND FOUND OUR DAUGHTER HAD SOME KIND OF MENTAL DISORDER AND TOLD US WE SHOULD TAKE HER FOR THERAPY AT RUSHFORD IN MERIDEN AND WE AGREE FOR IOP WHICH IS 3 HOURS GROUP THERAPY WITH OTHER KIDS FOR 5 DAYS AND HAS THEY INPROVE DAYS WOULD BE REDUCE.
OUR DAUGHTER TOLD US AFTER 4 TO 6 WEEKS,MAYBE LESS WANTED TO STOP BECAUSE RUSHFORD WAS TRYING TO PUT WORDS INTO HER MOUTH AND GET DCF ON THE CASE.
WE AGREE AND ALSO TOLD OUR DAUGHTER YOU WILL KEEP GOING TO THERAPY WHERE WE SENT HER BACK TO FRANCISCAN LIFE WHERE SHE STARTED EARLY OF 2005.
OUR DAUGHTER WENT 1 WEEK AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK SHE WAS SENT TO MID STATE HOSPITAL IN MERIDEN AND THEN TRANSFER TO YALE MENTAL HEALTH UNIT IN NEW HAVEN.WHEN OUR DAUGHTER WAS RELEASE SHE WAS ON LITHIUM AND HAS VERY BAD MENTAL DISORDER.YALE TOLD US TO GET IICCAPS FROM MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL NEEDS TO BE ON THE CASE FOR IN HOME THERAPY, ALONG WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES TO WORK ON GETTING OUR DAUGTER BACK HOME.
ON DAYS OF NO THERAPY OUR DAUGHTER WOULD COME TO VISIT WITH US AND TALK.THIS HAPPEN OFTEN.OUR DAUGHTER WAS STAYING WITH A FRIEND.
WHEN DCF FOUND THIS OUT ON HOW WELL THINGS WERE GOING, DCF RIGHT AWAY PUT IN A 96 HOUR HOLE FOR CHILD PROTECTED CARE. DCF FILE A NEGLECT AGAINST MY WIFE AND THEN BLAME ALL THE ABUSE ON ME.
SAYING I YELL ALL THE TIME.THIS IS DO TO HEARING LOSS 50% IN MY RIGHT EAR THAT DCF KNOWS ABOUT AND MENIERE'S DISEASE WHICH IS A INNER EAR DISORDER WHERE I HAD BRAIN OPERATION TO HAVE A BALANCE NERVE REMOVE.
DCF SAY I HAVE A BAD TEMPER. I HAVE HEART PROBLEMS ANGINA AND I HAVE TO TAKE NITRO AND IN SOME PEOPLE YOU GET RESTLESS. READ THE SIDE EFFECT OF THE DRUG.THERE IS NO OTHER DRUG OTHER THEN NITRO TO TAKE FOR ANGINA IS WHAT MY DOCTER TOLD ME.
DCF PLACE OUR DAUGHTER IN A UNLICENCE FOSTER CARE PARENT WHICH IS A SINGLE MOTHER HERSELF AND HAD DCF IN HER LIFE ONCE ALSO.
THIS UNLICENCE FOSTER MOTHER AND DCF JOB WAS TO SEE THAT OUR DAUGTHER GOES TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY AND MAKE SURE OUR DAUGHTER TAKE HER PILLS FOR HER MENTAL CONTITION. AND GO TO THERAPY.OUR DAUGHER IS ON MY SPACE.COM AND THIS WAS TOLD TO US BY DCF AND OUR DAUGHTER WAS TOLD BY THE FOSTER MOTHER TO STOP THE USED OF MY SPACE.WE LATER LEARN THAT OUR DAUGHTER HAS POST HERSELF SEXY PICTURES NOT NAKED ON MY SPACE BY A OLD FRIENDS OF OUR DAUGHTER.JUST 2 DAYS AGO THE PICTURES WERE UNDER OUR DOOR WHEN MY WIFE AND I CAME HOME.
DCF ALSO KNEW THAT THE FOSTER MOTHER AND HER AND OUR DAUGHTER WAS BEING KICK OUT OF OUR APARTMENT COMPLEX WHERE WE LIVE.
DCF DID NOTHING TO STOP IT, THEY DID NOT BELEIVE US. DCF TOLD MY WIFE ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO WHY YOU TOLD DCF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO COME BACK HOME , AND MY WIFE TOLD HER SHE NEVER SAY THAT.I JUST WANT MY DAUGHTER TO GET THE HELP SHE NEEDS.DCF LIES,
I HAVE THE FILES,THE WORKER STATED THAT I TRAIN MY KIDS IN MARTIAL ARTS UNTIL I SEE BLOOD.I AM 15 YEARS IN TAI CHI CHUAN AND CHI KUNG.THIS IS NOT KARATE.IT IS A SLOW MOVING MARTIAL ART TO RELAX YOUR BODY AND HELP YOU WITH HEALTH PROBLEM AND TAI CHI IS VERY GOOD IN MENTAL PROBLEMS. DCF DOES NOT TELL THE COURTS THIS, ONLY LIES.
NOW DCF IS CHICKEN OUT ON HELPING OUR DAUGHTER BE FILING FOR MOTION FOR REVOCATION OF COMMITMENT AND BY EITHER RETURN OUR DAUGHTER BACK TO US, WHICH I DON'T THINK SO BAS ON WHAT DCF THINKS OF US AND OR MAKING THIS UNLICENSABLE SO CALL FOSTER MOTHER HAVE FULL GUARDIANSHIP IN FULL KNOWING THAT THIS FOSTER MOTHER YELLS AT OUR DAUGHTER ALL THE TIME IS ONE ONE THE REASON SHE WAS THROW OUT AND MOVE OUT OF STATE.
A REAL GOOD JOB YOU DID DCF. HOW MANY FAMILIES WILL YOU BREAK UP BASE ON YOUR LIES,OR WITH A PARENT HAS A CHRONIC SICKNESS.I DID NOT KNOW THAT DCF COULD REMOVE YOUR KIDS BECAUSE YOU HAVE CANCER, HEART PROBLEMS OR WHATEVER.
SO I HEAR BY CHARGE YOU DCF AND RUSHFORD HAS LIARS,EMOTION ABUSE, MAKING FALSE STATEMENT.
DCF FAIL OUR DAUGHTER ALL BECAUSE DCF TOLD US THAT OUR DAUGHTER HAS THE RIGHT REFUSE HELP BECAUSE SHE IS 16 YEAR OLD BY THE STATE OF OF CONNECTICUT.
NOBODY WANT TO HELP OUR KIDS.IT IS A GAME TO THE STATE AND DCF ON HOW MANY HOME AND MARRIAGE THEY CAN BREAK UP.
IF ANYBODY HAS THE SAME PROBLEM POST IT HERE.
THR MERIDEN OFFICE STARTED THIS MESS WITH SANDRA DUBROW NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED HAS WELL THE MERIDEN OFFICE ON MAKING FALSE STATEMENT TO THE COURTS
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