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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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GJ
1 week ago
Triggers and reactive behaviors may not be behaviors that some adults may not have experienced in their lives. Therefore, when children are reacting to certain triggers or behaving in a certain manner, adults need to understand and ask questions as to why a child is behaving in a certain manner. They need help.
C
2 weeks ago
great
S
2 weeks ago
A lot of information
Very good
TT
1 month ago
VERY INFORMATIVE INFORMATION
TG
1 month ago
na
interesting
G
2 months ago
This helped me understand our situation alot more.
The course was very informative.
Helpful reminders for foster parents
MB
3 months ago
Low volume for a while but it was good
D
3 months ago
Very informative!
ND
3 months ago
Informative testing
MS
3 months ago
Good information
I enjoyed the information about the triggering and rewiring
this was very informative
KC
3 months ago
It was a good overview of some things to look for in trauma.
AL
3 months ago
Very informative
DR
3 months ago
Excellent insight into understanding childhood trauma and the associated behaviors.
JC
3 months ago
Good details and strategies presented
SL
3 months ago
A very good match for me.
Yes
KG
4 months ago
Nice course
FK
9 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
9 months ago
Yes

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