At Lakeside, we consistently find internalized shame directly connected with trauma, fear, anxiety and low self-esteem in children. These children do not experience healthy guilt. Instead, the overwhelming shame that these children feel is accompanied by a sense of complete inadequacy. As a result of this fog of shame, these children can get into untenable situations of abuse and further trauma because, at heart, […]
As I have written about trauma and its impact in children, some readers have asked what traumatic symptoms look like when a child becomes a teenager. So, with helpful information from the National Child Trauma Stress Network, let’s correlate some symptoms with specific age groups to establish a better picture of how trauma’s far-reaching fingers complicate a child’s life.