Trauma & Resilience in Children

Trauma is part of life. So is resiliency. Trauma is not simply an event itself; trauma is in the nervous system. When our nervous system senses danger and threat—and this is different for every system—our primal, instinctual responses are activated as mechanisms to protect us and prepare us for survival. We are biologically programmed to fight, flee, or freeze in response to a perceived inescapable threat, and the younger we are, the more likely something is to be perceived as an inescapable threat.

Supporting An Over-Stimulated Child

A portion of this article was originally published in Pact’s Point of View Newsletter in 2016. The human body is incredible. As humans, our senses play a huge role in how we interact with the world around us. We receive information through our senses, organize it and use that information to interact with our environment …