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Childhood should be a carefree time of innocence. Sadly, children are not immune from experiencing or witnessing traumatic events. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in one nationally representative sample of young people ages 12 to 17:
Research also shows that many children reported experiencing multiple and repeated traumatic events. That can lead to traumatic stress, and in severe cases, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How children exhibit traumatic stress varies depending on the child’s age and developmental level, but one thing is certain—without treatment, repeated childhood exposure to traumatic events can affect the brain and nervous system and increase health-risk behaviors like smoking, eating disorders, substance use, and other high-risk activities. Childhood trauma may also increase the risk of anxiety and depression.
Rogers Behavioral Health’s Rae Anne Ho Fung, PhD, LP, is a clinical supervisor who specializes in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma, and co-occurring conditions. Her passion for working with children stems from very personal experience which she shared at a 2020 conference with the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Dr. Ho Fung uses trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based approach that includes individual and group therapy in addition to the compassionate and dedicated care of the entire Rogers team.
Dr. Ho Fung suggests the following steps if you suspect a child is exhibiting signs of trauma:
If you or someone you know needs help, Rogers offers Trauma Recovery for adolescents in Wisconsin and throughout the country. Call 800-767-4411 or request a free screening.
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