The Transylvania Times -

Helping Children Through Traumatic Experiences


May 7, 2018

Young children who experience traumatic events in their lives may have long lasting cognitive, emotional, behavioral and health issues as a result. The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition’s Through Their Eyes program states, “What a child experiences as overwhelming stress can literally reduce the size of their brain cortex, resulting in problems with memory, attention, thinking, language and their ability to regulate their emotions – potentially throughout their lives. The problem is that babies and young children don’t have the understanding to process what’s going on around th...

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