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Understanding Trauma: What Does it Look Like?


Understanding Trauma: What Does it Look Like?

Here's a partial list of behavior problems that are possibly related to trauma: Anxiety Depression Low frustration tolerance, short fuse/temper, or may cry easily Loss of interest in goals, “don’t care” Hard time focusing or concentrating Relationship issues Frequent Fights/aggression Missing/skipping school or work Substance use/abuse Criminal behaviors   Trauma is not the only reason a student may have these...[ read more ]

Understanding Trauma: What is Trauma?

What is trauma? Trauma: Any event that is “threatening to a person’s life or physical integrity, and should include a sense of helplessness along with fear, horror, or disgust.” (Greenwald, 2013) Basically anything that feels too overwhelming, too difficult to handle, or triggers a feeling of powerlessness.  In fact, upsetting life events, such as divorce, chronic illness, car accident, adoption,...[ read more ]

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