Help Coping with Traumatic Experiences
Traumatic events can happen to anyone, but they are especially upsetting when they happen to children. While some distress is typical right after a harrowing event, disconcerting emotions can still linger. Fortunately, The Children's Center is equipped to determine if help is needed.
Traumatic events can include:
- Automobile accidents
- Serious injuries or medical procedures
- Witnessing or being the victim of an act of violence
- Physical or sexual abuse
- The unexpected death of a loved one
- Life-threatening natural disasters
Such events can cause a child to experience intense emotions, depression, withdrawal, aches or pains, or anxiety. These feelings can linger as the child is unable to stop thinking about what has happened. He or she may start exhibiting behavioral changes that can lead to struggles in school, difficulty eating or sleeping, or problems maintaining relationships.
If your child has experienced a traumatic event and does not seem to be getting better, we can help. At The Children's Center, our staff is specially trained to evaluate whether your child requires treatment. We offer proven and effective treatments for children that can help your child and your family overcome these traumatic events.