Trauma and Recovery
Trauma is the brain and body's response to a perception that our life or the life of a loved one (or the life of another human being) was in jeopardy. Symptoms of trauma can include a lack of focus, intrusive memories, numbing, rage, or anxiety. If someone you know has experienced a trauma, we recommend professional help in the same way that we would if you had wounded your arm or leg. The tools and resources on this page are provided for recovery from traumatic events.
The most effective treatment is usually local. If a student has been through a traumatic event and needs support, please press the button below to learn more about referring them to a mental health provider, or contact the School Social Worker at your school.