Children The Silent Sufferers of Trauma and PTSD

PTSD impacts the entire family. However, children are the silent sufferers of PTSD. As with adults, children can also have extreme reactions to trauma, but may not be able to express how they feel in words. In children and teens, behavioral changes or symptoms of anxiety, social withdrawal, tummy aches, sadness, sleep problems, flashbacks, and many more, is the language of trauma. “Children can develop PTSD either through surviving physical harm from adults, nature, or other accidents. They can also experience it after witnessing violence against others in their families or communities. It is important to note that while war is a major cause of PTSD in adults, children do not have to be part of a war-torn country to be diagnosed with the disorder.” “PTSD Affects Children More Than Adults” —