There is little in the world as heartbreaking as a child that has had to deal with a serious trauma. The loss of a parent, being the victim of a crime, dealing with a terminal illness, experiencing a natural disaster; these things should never be part of a child’s life. But sadly, it happens. The youngest victims are often the least able to express their feelings and emotions.
Children dealing with trauma may start to exhibit disruptive behaviors, acting out in school or home. This can be a sign that they are not nearly as emotionally healthy as they would like you to believe. Teenagers that are dealing with trauma may become very withdrawn, sullen, and exhibit personality changes.
At Pathways Counseling Services our Scottsdale based child specialists are equipped to deal with a wide range of emotions of children and teenagers dealing with trauma.