Friday, October 19, 2012
PARENTING TIP: How to Spot Psychological Trauma Symptoms in Children
The effects of psychological trauma also often manifest themselves in behavior problems at school. In boys, aggression often masks an underlying depression and traumatic reaction; in girls, they often withdraw and isolate themselves socially. For both older boys and girls, they often turn to alcohol or drugs to self-medicate.
If you see any of these symptoms in your child, contact a local mental health clinic or therapist. These problems are treatable, and the earlier you confront the problem, the better!