trauma

What is Meant by “Little ‘t’ and Big ‘T’ Trauma”?

Trauma can be a common cause of underlying issues, such as addiction, depression, self-esteem issues, anxiety, or other mental health disorders. Trauma is treatable, and kids dealing with trauma can learn healthy means of coping to heal and move forward. Depending upon how trauma affects a person, treatment can look different from one child to another. […]

Loss

The Impact of Sudden Loss of Important People

The impact of sudden loss and catastrophic events can trigger a traumatic response blended with grief known as “complex grief.” Grief and loss expert Kathleen Parish describes complex grief as the normal grieving process with a component of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These days, kids are given training for various kinds of events. They complete […]

young child experiencing trauma

How to Understand Trauma and PTSD

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” -Viktor Frankl, Austrian Psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) can be complicated issues for us to understand when a child is affected by these disorders. We might not understand what our child is going through or how we can help. They […]