Producing Painful Emotions (01:45)
See brief news clips of various stressful events. The sound bites seen on TV do not reveal the whole story. Several youth reveal traumatic events in their lives.
A Desensitized Culture (02:25)
Sheila Becking, MA, LPP, discusses the presence of trauma in our daily lives. Psychological trauma is an injury to our sense of self, safety, and security. Several youths reveal traumatic events in their lives.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the re-experiencing of trauma through thoughts and dreams. Those who do not receive help or support after a trauma are more likely to develop PTSD. Most people will experience some form of trauma by the time they are 18. Youth share their traumatic events.
Unfocused Feelings (02:09)
Oftentimes, individuals will engage in poor behavior as a result of a trauma. Several youth discuss their behavioral issues. A person needs support when he or she has experienced trauma.
Avoiding Feelings (03:06)
An expert reveals the long-term effects of trauma. Several youth share their feelings and activities after experiencing a trauma; some turned to drugs and alcohol. Trauma puts one more at risk for substance abuse of the trauma is not addressed.
Handling Trauma (03:33)
Several youth express their feelings about drugs and alcohol and what they do to handle stress. See examples of ways to deal with a traumatic experience. The best way to cope with trauma is to acknowledge the impact of the event, face your feelings, and take action.
Credits: Teens and Trauma: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds for Youth Aged 12–17 (00:52)
Credits: Teens and Trauma: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds for Youth Aged 12–17
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