Children struggle amidst adversity, but these tumultuous and highly emotional times make it a critical time to teach 'resilience' – giving kids coping skills.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
Visits between foster children and their biological families are being disrupted and reunification hearings delayed.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
Don’t medicalize all anguish and existential despair, says a registered psychotherapist. Consider earlier traumas and 7 books about suffering and survival.
These are difficult and dire times, but holding on to the myth of childhood innocence won't make this crisis any easier.
Teachers unions and gun-control advocates who decry the use of fake blood and simulated shootings have cause for concern. But getting students ready does take training and practice.
It's time veterans were given the support they need to transition back to civilian life.
Being ready takes training and practice. But it might not require fake blood and simulated shootings.
Universal screenings for childhood trauma, like the ones being implemented for California students, may cause more harm than good, a scholar argues.
California's surgeon general has implemented schoolwide screenings for trauma. A social work professor explains why the rest of the nation should do the same.
While it's important to protect vulnerable children from exposure to further harm, it's also important to give them a voice to speak about their own trauma from domestic violence.
The education system is failing some of the country's most vulnerable children.
Childhood trauma is far more pervasive and injurious than many people know. Its effects last long into adulthood, if left untreated. A trauma psychiatrist unpacks its effects on the developing brain.
Depression can affect people at any stage in life – here, an expert in psychology answers a young reader's question about how to help.
Some 80% of young people will experience a traumatic event by the time they become an adult. Here's how teachers and parents can support them.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, forever changing the lives of the children who survived. Their stories can help Puerto Rico identify and aid the kids most traumatized by Hurricane Maria.
While the UK does not indefinitely detain children, there are cases where minors are held – and in extreme cases, separated from their parents.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
10-20% of young people are estimated to experience persistent PTSD after exposure to a single incident of trauma.