Trauma symptoms can present from acute, chronic, and complex (including developmental and generational) traumatic experiences. Trauma impacts not only the emotional well-being but also the physiological well-being of survivors.
Examples of traumatic experiences include but are not limited to: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, serious accidents, medical trauma, witnessing domestic violence, victim or witness to community violence, school violence, natural disasters, war/terrorism/political violence, victim or witness to interpersonal or personal violence, traumatic grief or separation, and system-induced trauma.
Processing trauma is important as it can help the body and brain regulate and can help children return to a developmentally appropriate trajectory.
Rachel is a Nationally Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and has also had training in Somatic Experiential Play Therapy-both excellent treatment options for working to resolve trauma symptoms.
For additional resources on trauma please visit:
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
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