You experienced a single severe trauma or were prolonged or repeatedly exposed to traumatic events (e.g. sexual abuse, violence, flight, etc.) in the past?
Besides reoccurring pictures of the event(s), being more anxious, and/ or nervousness, such experiences can adversely affect your own development over time (e.g. losing trust in yourself or others, feeling no longer safe and secure, social withdrawal, and/ or aggressive behaviors).
If you are deeply concerned or don’t know if it would be better to seek professional advice, please fill out the Trauma-Check.
Information and Tips
Every adolescent reacts differently after experiencing a severe trauma or being prolonged or repeatedly exposed to traumatic events in the past. Common symptoms fall into 9 groups: 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 as well as tips on how to cope with them by clicking the corresponding button.
In case the Trauma-Check results in a recommendation for seeking professional advice, you can use the Specialist Contacts function via KidTrauma (website or mobile-app) to search for a mental health care specialist in the field of child and adolescent psychotraumatology nearby.
Here you can download information brochures and find further links on the topic.