The Genetic Footprint

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Bernstein DP, Stein JA, Newcomb MD,  et al.  Development and validation of a brief screening version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire.  Child Abuse Negl. 2003;27(2):169-190
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The Genetic Footprint

Margaret Altman, LCSW, MSW

Margaret Altman is a crisis intervention specialist and has intervened in many explosive situations within jails, emergency rooms, suicide prevention centers and psychiatric units. She is a featured writer on the Mad in America website and has more more than 35 years of experience as an LCSW in psychiatry, corrections and private practice. Her book, "Developing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence" is on Amazon. Margaret currently focuses on issues of minority and marginalized populations in order to give them a voice in the mental health domain.


APA Reference
Altman, M. (2015). The Genetic Footprint. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2020, from


Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 5 Oct 2015
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Oct 2015
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