Re: Advise for 17 month old abused baby.
I agree with Yellowrose. Thank-you for helping. My heart aches to hear of things like that.
A suggestion about sleeping - would it help if you took her to bed fully awake. Talk to her, tell her she can sleep with you, and that no one can touch her but you, and that when she wakes up it will be you who is there for her? She may be having a hard time being comforted at night because of a delay in some type of devlopment, like object permanence? She may forget you exist - out of sight out of mind. If she falls asleep with you she may be more easily comforted.