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Janie's Story (Con't)

During a party her mom was throwing a few nights ago, a man burned Janie on her arms with his cigarette. Janie and her sister are now living with an aunt. Janie’s aunt reports that Janie was potty-trained at the age of about 2 ½, but has been wetting the bed.  Janie also startles very easily and does not want to play with others at her daycare.  She keeps to herself and is very withdrawn.

Janie has been traumatized due to neglectful supervision by her mother, physical abuse by her mother’s friend, and separation from her primary caregiver.

She is displaying effects of trauma through regression to bed-wetting, withdrawal, and her startle reactions.