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What is PTSD in Children?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often a silent, but deadly disorder in kids. Children and teens develop PTSD when they have lived through a traumatic life-threatening situation or repeatedly been exposed to violence. Open the statements below to see details.

Events that may trigger PTSD
Three main types of symptoms of PTSD
Long lasting complications found in untreated cases of PTSD in children

How do you treat PTSD in children?

Every case of PTSD is unique and every case deserves specialized attention. Rebekah’s Angels is committed to working with the top licensed therapists to determine the most appropriate therapy. These may include:

Trauma based cognitive behavioral therapy (TB-CBT)
Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR)
Pharmacological-medications
Play therapy
PTSD service dogs

“As a Child Protective Investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families for eight years, I personally have experience working with countless children who were the victims of trauma and serious abuse, both physical and mental. One common thread I saw in these families, however, was that the perpetrators of the abuse, usually the parents or caregivers, were themselves victims of unresolved trauma. I often wondered how we could expect these parents to protect and nurture their children when they were dealing with years of their own emotional wounds from which they had not recovered. Therefore, if we hope to stop the cycle and work towards the goal of making families healthy, we must address childhood trauma as soon as we can in order to help prevent another generation of victims who without intervention could become the perpetrators of abuse...”

Amy Fuqua, Former Child Protection Investigator

Looking for a little inspiration?

Read Rebekah Gregory’s journey of faith and determination in overcoming PTSD.  A portion of all book proceeds will be donated directly back to Rebekah’s Angels to help fund children’s PTSD treatment.

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