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A Guide for Youth: Understanding Trauma

When youth witness or experience a horrible event, they often do not have words to help make sense of what is happening and do not realize the potential for long lasting effects. It can be challenging to ask for help. As a result, youth often work to make sense of it alone. Managing these challenging emotions and stressful events by themselves can often lead to additional struggles. This guide is designed to help youth make a connection between stressful events and the potential lasting impacts. Understanding trauma and having a framework to talk about past experiences can help in processing and asking for help. This infographic is also available in Spanish.


Related Topics

  • Family Involvement and Engagement
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting/Caregiving
  • Trauma and Violence
  • Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
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