If you work with families and youth, you’ve likely seen how a traumatic situation can influence a young person’s life. But what happens when one person lives through multiple traumatic events, one on top of another, often beginning at a young age?
These experiences, known as complex trauma, can negatively impact a developing teen, hindering their brain development and damaging their ability to form healthy, supportive relationships. In recognition of National Runaway Prevention Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (@NCTSN) is partnering with the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (@NCFY) for a Twitter chat on complex trauma in adolescence, and particularly how it can contribute to—and may result from—youth homelessness.
We’ll discuss strategies for identifying and treating complex trauma, with an emphasis on how professionals working with youth can be more trauma-informed.Join the conversation at #NCFYtalk on November 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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