Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to the ongoing reaction that occurs after experiencing a traumatic event. These events could be anything from witnessing violence or experiencing a natural disaster to sexual abuse. While most children and teens who go through a traumatic event don’t have PTSD, it’s important to know the signs of it and know how to respond appropriately. Here are just a few of the signs:
- Nightmares or bedwetting.
- Extreme emotional reactions when remembering the event.
- Social detachment.
- Aggressive or violent behavior.
- Avoiding certain situations that may cause them to remember what happened.
Many teens learn to overcome their PTSD through Cognitive Behavior Treatment (CBT). CBT is the therapeutic practice of learning to think and talk about past traumatic events and rebuilding self-confidence.
How Can Turn-About Ranch Help?
Our onsite therapist will work with your teen and help them learn how to think and talk about their PTSD. No matter how traumatic their event was, we are prepared to handle it appropriately and teach your teen the skills they need to overcome and move towards a brighter future.