Children, COVID-19 & PTSD

 

There has been a great deal of talk about how this pandemic is affecting the mental health of those who already struggle with mental health disorders. But it is and will have effects on our children, who don't have the developed frontal and prefrontal lobes to logically process the situation and make future plans.  They need us for this. But how are we doing?

Listen to this episode and think about what signs of long term stress which can make you more vulnerable are also being seeing in kids. Let's work to keep the number who develop PTSD down as low as possible.

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Do you understand how these 3 factors affect the lives of youth?

What if you are only acknowledging one or two of these traits when working with at-risk youth?

Will that affect their lifelong outcome?

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