Aug 9, 2018
When we think about post-traumatic stress disorder, our minds typically imagine war veterans or perhaps police officers and firefighters. Sometimes we’ll think of people who endured something horrible, such as a terrible accident, a home invasion, or other shocking events. But few of us picture children. Our guest in this episode witnessed a murder when she was quite young. She shares how this impacted her life, which included time spent in the Witness Protection Program. Listen to hear about the symptoms of PTSD in children, how to identify and avoid triggers, “restorative justice,” and about breaking the cycle of violence.
[3:17] What are symptoms of PTSD in children?
[5:36] Observed violence and PTSD in children.
[7:57] How can we improve how we deal with PTSD and kids?
[9:10] What is “restorative justice”?
[12:07] Identifying and avoiding triggers.
[17:43] Breaking the cyclical nature of violence.