Helping children work through their trauma
Bad things can happen in life as children grow up, such as bullying and cyberbullying, accidents, death of a loved one, abuse, poverty or domestic violence. Sometimes, these events can shake a child’s sense of safety and trust. They can feel like they’ve lost control over their lives and experience severe mood swings. These feelings can even delay a child’s brain development. These are signs and symptoms of childhood trauma.
Several FSGC professionals have specialized training in treating trauma in children and teens, and our team can provide expert guidance and children’s trauma therapy in Topeka.
Symptoms of childhood trauma
The causes of trauma in children are as varies as the children who suffer from them; however, some common signs and symptoms include:
- Changes in eating and sleep habits
- Complaints about body aches and pains
- Excessively clingy
- Feeling helpless, like they have no control
- Irritability (difficult to soothe)
- Loss of new developmental skills (reverting to wetting the bed, thumb sucking, tantrums, eating with their hands instead of with utensils, etc.)
- General fearfulness or new fears
- Startling easily
- Delays in language
- Aggressive behavior
- Sexualized behavior
- Talking about the traumatic event and reacting to reminders/trauma triggers
Why choose FSGC
Family Service & Guidance Center is the only community mental health center in Kansas dedicated exclusively to meeting the unique mental health challenges of children, teens and families.
We serve over 10,000 children each year from more than 30 Kansas counties with direct clinical services, education and outreach. Our highly trained, caring professionals are here to help by providing children’s trauma services in Topeka.
Don’t let little problems become big ones.
We know how hard it is to be a parent. FSGC can help. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register your child for services at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner they get started, the sooner they’ll begin to heal.