Why the Spotlight Is on PTSD in Children

Why the Spotlight Is on PTSD in Children

Thank you for stopping by for the sixth post in a weekly series about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. Last week’s post discussed what happens when a person, child or adult, responds to a perceived threat. The Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR)...
What Causes PTSD in Children?

What Causes PTSD in Children?

When adults think about what causes PTSD in children, most have an easy time coming up with a short list. Physical, sexual, and verbal abuse make the list. So do natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes. Unexpected events like car...
10 Myths about PTSD in Children

10 Myths about PTSD in Children

Thank you for stopping by for the third installment in the series about PTSD in children, also known as childhood developmental trauma. Part 2 in the series provided definitions of trauma, PTSD, and childhood developmental trauma. With that basic understanding of what...