Your child experienced a severe trauma or were exposed prolonged or repeatedly to traumatic events in the past (more than 1 month ago).
It’s important to know that there are good treatment options available to deal with traumatic events and possible subsequent mental health issues and/ or behavioral problems. As a parent, inquire about therapy options. Via the KidTrauma website and app (Specialist Contacts) you can search for experts in the field of child and adolescent psychotraumatology nearby. Involve your child.
Information and Tips
Every child reacts differently after being exposed to traumatic events. Common symptoms after traumatic events fall into nine areas: Bad memories/nightmares, Anxiety, Nervousness/hyperactivity, Thinking/mood, Feelings of depersonalization/derealization, Depression/self-esteem, Physical problems, Aggressive/defiant behavior, and Complex problems.
Find out more about these symptoms and how you can support your child to cope with them by clicking the corresponding buttons.