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Trauma

TRAUMA

Trauma turns on a person’s internal alarm system, telling the person to run away, fight or freeze. Everyone has this alarm and it is important that it turn on when there is immediate danger. But sometimes that alarm system stays on, even after the danger has passed.
This means that the event is continuing to impact the person’s body, mind and emotions. If the reaction is serious enough, the person may be diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
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Oprah explores “life-changing question” in treating childhood trauma

YouTube Channel: CBS This Morning

For Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” Oprah Winfrey traveled to Milwaukee, where she grew up, to learn about a revolutionary approach in the city to childhood trauma. She spoke to Dr. Bruce Perry, the world’s leading expert on early trauma who has treated survivors of high-profile events like the Columbine shooting.

Further Reading

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has an app to help parents talk with kids about disasters.

8 things to remember about child development and resilience.
Visit the National Institute of Mental Health for more information on PTSD.
For more information about trauma, trauma-informed care and the treatment of traumatic stress, visit The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Being trauma-informed is a value of systems of care.

School communities may be impacted by violence, suicide or other trauma. This guide from MHTTC can help schools prepare, respond and recover.

The Source • Youth Mental Health Network

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