Chart for Kids

Kids experience PTSD.  Too often instead of recognizing PTSD children are labeled over sensitive, trouble makers, or other acting out behaviors.  I came across a sheet of tips for parents and teachers about PTSD in children.  Many of the suggestions work for adults too. http://cdpsdocs.state.co.us/safeschools/Resources/CDE%20Building%20Bridges/PTSDTipSheet81310.pdf Update: Be careful following some of the links.  I discovered…

How others feel

Working to understand children helps me to understand me.  Hints and tips on the Understood.org pages are designed to help understand how children with learning disabilities may feel.  Here is something to consider.  Some people with PTSD also have learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury TBI, or other challenges that sometimes leads to having PTSD or…

Rock and a hard spot

Living with PTSD is living between a rock and a hard spot.  In order to have medical insurance cover any of the treatment for PTSD, it must be in the latest DSM-V, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder.  Unfortunately, heavy prejudice exist for anyone diagnosed with a mental illness.  The DSM-V organization posted this…

PTSD Resource

Many links, lots of information.  Post 9/11, PTSD became a part of a larger culture as people were traumatized watching the suffering of others.  A pivotal time that literally changed the views of everyone.  It rocked the world and opened discussion of how to treat those that suffer from witnessing traumatic events.  I haven’t explored…