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The Developmental Evolution of the Family Forensic Evaluation

In addition, Anna Freud posited that, once a child passes through a lower developmental stage, this stage does not disappear. It remains in the child's repertoire forever, co-existing with higher-level stages. Thus, a child, within the same developmental line may have achieved a higher level of functioning but may function on several developmental stages within that developmental line either simultaneously or successively.