How Trauma Impacts Teens

Elevations RTC is always looking into more ways to help treat their students who have PTSD.

Going through trauma at any age can be highly challenging. Teenagers usually have one of the toughest times dealing with trauma and its impact on them. With so much else changing around them, it can be daunting.  Figuring out how to cope with the trauma and start living a healthier life is a massive focus…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Back in 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month became a recognized way to not only raise awareness, but unite anyone who has dealt with domestic violence issues in the past. With over 30 years of recognition in October, so much support has been provided, along with notable changes. With that said, there’s still a lot to…

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How Teen Bullying Shapes and Affects the Entire School

Teen bullying still runs rampant in the hallways of US education. Research shows at least 20 percent of students are physically bullied, over 50 percent are verbally bullied, and 33 percent are cyber-bullied. The chances that your child has experienced bullying are extremely high. This behavior doesn’t just damage individual students, though–studies show it can…

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Why Choose a Trauma Treatment Center for Teens?

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Many individuals with PTSD often go undiagnosed and do not receive treatment. For many teens, they try to bury their reaction and move on, with symptoms appearing weeks or months later, which makes it harder for them to understand the connection between the traumatic event and their way of coping with it. Early intervention after…

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Bullying Leads to Neurological Changes

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The effects of being bullied in school can have a significant impact on how teens feel about themselves and how they develop relationships later in life. Teens who have been bullied often feel socially isolated and may experience school refusal if they are scared of being victimized at school. Fears associated with the threat of…

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Finding Help for Teens with PTSD

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More than ⅔ of children report having experienced at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. Trauma is an umbrella term that refers to a variety of negative experiences that can have a significant psychological and developmental impact. This can especially impact young children who do not have the skills to cope with…

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Unhealthy vs Healthy: Teens Coping with Loss

Teens coping with loss experience things a little differently than adults. As adults, we’ve usually dealt with the loss of at least one loved one by the time we’re in our mid-twenties. While you may know how to work through your grief and loss effectively, a teenager may not. As a teen, things are already…

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Being More Mindful Could Help in Dealing with Trauma

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According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, there’s almost a 70 percent chance of a child experiencing a potentially traumatic event by the age 16. While most of those children won’t spend the next few years (or rest of their lives) dealing with trauma, some of them might. Research into mindfulness practicing and its…

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Prince William Speaks Out Against LGBT Bullying

Photo Credit: flickr user – Vee de Rodgers Since LGBT bullying is such a huge issue, a member of the royal family–Prince William, Duke of Cambridge–was interviewed and appeared on the cover of Attitude, an openly gay magazine. He’s the first of the royals to ever be photographed for the cover of a gay magazine.…

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