When Your Child Has Been Traumatized
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children trains and certifies Trauma and Loss School Specialists and Consultants to evaluate how severely your child’s traumatic experience has impacted him or her emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally. They know what the special needs of your child are following the trauma.
What YOU need following trauma is information.You need to know:
What is trauma? How is trauma different than grief? How is trauma communicated through my child’s behavior, learning, relating to others, and emotional insecurity?
To help your child, you should:
- Become a witness to how this experience has impacted your child.
- Be able to recognize those behaviors that are trauma driven.
- Be able to respond appropriately to each trauma specific reaction.
- Understand and provide the kind of trauma specific intervention your child needs following trauma.
TLC interventions will guide you in helping your child. It will also help you with your own reactions to this traumatic event.