Children who have experienced traumatic events do not need to be able to fully understand the experiences to be deeply impacted by them. Very young children may present with post-traumatic symptoms, including heightened reactivity, feelings of blame towards themselves or their caregivers, and avoidance of things that remind them of the event. The trauma in children also may re-enact their traumas in “traumatic play,” in attempt to process what has occurred.
As with other pathologies or mental health illnesses, traumas usually have some warning signs or signals that can indicate that something may be happening or that children are going through some type of trauma. In these cases, it is best to evaluate what their school environment, family or social environment is like, when the child does not have confidence in their school or is intrepid, they may be symptoms of trauma.
It is important to address this problem to prevent it from triggering a larger problem that could have medium or long-term consequences on the development of the child in his period of adolescence or adulthood.
Consult with our specialists if you detect behavioral changes or changes in the children’s school performance or problems socializing with family or their closest circle of friends.
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