Before we can address how trauma impacts our children, we must raise awareness that particularly in our cities, approximately 40% of children are affected. Further, early detection of trauma will permit early therapy and treatment so children will have an opportunity to succeed. Because of concern that many individuals do not understand the life-altering impact […]
In discussing how children and adults respond to trauma, we have referenced the work of Dr. Bruce Perry. He is a resource and has been a voice internationally in the cause of helping children who have been traumatized. Dr. Perry also has provided information regarding brain states and the impact of trauma on a child’s […]
We have been discussing how children (and adults) react to trauma. If we placed these reactions on a continuum, we would have a dissociative reaction opposing a hyper-arousal reaction. Consequently, a child who is traumatized may be highly energized or highly withdrawn.