Trauma

Unfortunately trauma is all too common for children in South Africa. Although most trauma is crime related, other trauma’s can occur such as motor vehicle accidents and experiencing natural disasters, and so forth. After a trauma, most children experience feelings of anxiety, fear, and worry. There are also increased levels of distress, increased activity level, decreased concentration and/or attention, withdrawal, angry outbursts, aggression, and increased somatic complaints (headaches, stomachaches). Other behaviours that may be noticeable are regression (baby talk, bedwetting, tantrums) and increased negative behaviours, withdrawal and changes in sleep and appetite, as well as repetitively playing out or talking about the traumatic incident.

Other Difficulties
Anxiety
Aggressiveness
Attention Deficit Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Depression
Death and Bereavement
Divorce
Elimination Disorders
Exam Stress
Health/illness
Learning Difficulties
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Self-esteem issues
Social and Peer difficulties

Trauma
Withdrawal Behaviour

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