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Tag Archives: Does My Child Have PTSD?
God was in control when his Son hung on the cross. Surely he is in control of the lives of our traumatized children, too. Continue reading
Children of depressed parents have a higher risk of developing PTSD. Continue reading
Because children with PTSD can’t advocate for themselves. They need us to be their voice when they are too small and too broken to advocate on their own behalf. This post discusses three skills parents must cultivate to be effective advocates for traumatized kids. Continue reading
The earlier children with PTSD are treated, the better. Early treatment means less likelihood of complications from multiple untreated traumas, less time for inappropriate trauma response behaviors to become ingrained habits, and less likelihood of other mental conditions arising from untreated traumas. Though early treatment is best, it is never too late to seek treatment. Continue reading
Symptoms of childhood PTSD change as children mature. Behavioral clues and symptoms in a 2-year-old will be different from those of an 8-year-old, and the 8-year-old’s symptoms may be markedly different from those of an 17-year-old. Continue reading
Today’s post takes a look at how the brain responds to perceived danger. Continue reading
The good news is that most children don’t develop PTSD after experiencing traumatic events. Research is being conducted to discover why some children are more resilient than others. But mental health care professionals already know some factors exist that increase the risk of developing PTSD. Continue reading
This post looks at what childhood trauma is not by providing a brief look at 10 common myths surrounding PTSD in children. Continue reading
I created three questions and answers to assist parents like me–and perhaps like you–who want to better understand children who live with trauma. Continue reading