Why Keeping a Developmental Perspective is Critical when Working with Complex Trauma by Dr. Chuck Geddes As we continue working with children and youth who have extensive trauma histories and exhibit severe behavioural problems, it is becoming increasingly apparent to me that establishing and keeping a developmental perspective is a crucial goal.  This perspective helps in numerous ways.  First, it helps the team, and particularly the caregivers, to keep the child’s developmental age in mind and to reframe their view …