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Understanding a Child’s Trauma and Survival Habits

Categories: Child Abuse, Mental Health
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1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect, and a child in foster care more than likely has experienced one of these traumas in their lives. The experience of trauma has a lasting effect on the  physiological and mental health, changing brain chemistry and the release of hormones, along with the ability to form and maintain relationships with others. Many behaviors can be frustrating for caregivers when a child appears immature for their age, clingy, overly-sensitive and even oppositional and angry. The effects of abuse vary from child to child, but the most common thing we have to start recognizing is a child is doing what they think is best for their survival. Once we start to learn more about how they think and reason regarding their responses to situations and others’ actions, then we can start to form better ways to approach them in a way that shows acceptance, kindness and support.

Presented by:

Jenie Christopher, MS, LPC

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Student Ratings & Reviews

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FK
4 months ago
Good information if you're first learning about trauma. To GACRS, please look into making it easier to navigate to the post course tasks.
DG
4 months ago
Yes
GH
4 months ago
This course was definitely a good match for me and I do understand a lot of the trauma and survival instinctive behaviors associated with the aforementioned.
MG
4 months ago
Yes
JH
4 months ago
Okay
MH
4 months ago
Thank you for having this class. There was a lot of good information.

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