Loss of speech, sleeplessness, self-harms, nightmares, having suicidal thoughts or actions are some signs that indicate a child that has experienced a traumatic event. Trauma is a reflective emotion, triggered by how an individual /child may react to a frightening or shocking situation. It is defined by the reaction of the child to a specific event. However, trauma to one child may not be trauma to another. But the child that experiences this can be scared for a lifetime.
Studies note that exposure to chronic traumatic experiences has the potential to alter children’s brains and could cause longer term effects in certain areas (Bremner, 2006). Attachment, physical health, emotional regulation, social awareness, dissociations and cognitive ability are some of the main areas that are affected following early life trauma. It is especially hard to distinguish trauma in infants because they do not have verbal communication skills as of yet. Examples of trauma in early childhood include disrupted attachment, cognitive delays and impaired emotional regulation (Perry, 2009). The brain has the most plasticity in infancy and early childhood.
Kids tend to be more emotional and events that are not really considered by adults as traumatic could be very traumatic for an adolescent. For example, after a house fire, adults are busy working with the insurance company and rebuilding. Children only know that their toys and room – the things that made them feel safe – were destroyed. (Recognize Trauma: Causes of Trauma) Any time a child does not feel safe and protected, the event could be a trauma. Trauma is defined by the person who experiences it, no single list can include all the causes of trauma for children.
People are always on a recovery journey and people are different places will react in different ways. Very often, if caught off guard a student will be unable to focus, participate, and may even have a severe reaction like a panic attack. This is not a way to facilitate learning. These reactions can all be avoided with a few simple words compiled together to make up a trigger warning (Manne, Why I Use Trigger
Studies have been made into why childhood trauma affects the adult life of its victim. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. Trauma can cause lasting changes in the areas of the brain that deal with stress, namely the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal
In terms of emotions, the child may be on the “baseline of unease, intermediate states of anxiety or extreme panic, fury and despair” (108). This may be because of an unsteady attachment in childhood due to the fact that most child abuse happen in a family-like environment. Herman mentions that the emotional and behavioral impact of chronic child abuse go hand in hand. People who experience chronic child abuse or neglect believe that the only way to end the emotional state that they are in is through self injury (109). The earlier on in childhood the abuse or neglect was, the more repetitive and severe the self harm is (109).
One of the disadvantages would be the risk ran if a student got hold of a gun that a teacher was supposed to have in a secured spot or location. According to www.debate.org, they say, “ if the teachers keep it somewhere easily accessible, a student could take it and shoot up the school.” This is very true, sometimes kids aren’t as dependable or trustworthy as adults think they are. It only takes one unstable kid to kill tens of hundreds of his/her classmates. Also, according to www.debate.org, they said, “What if children are too scared to go to school, because of guns?” Well, there's no telling how students will truly react to guns at school, until it is tried. But, this point is true.
Feeling unwanted as well as being too eager to please others display signs of mental or emotional damage. If they are emotionally damaged this can cause a child to have; low self-esteem, become antisocial as well as be constantly depressed or face anxiety at an early age. All of these signs can leave a lasting impact on the child’s life, positively and negatively, yet mostly
The parents suffered from pain and left emotionally vulnerable due to the reason that their suffered from concussion, which will result in the learners suffering from memory loss and this child will not have his normal life back. If the child be sent to school he will experience problems in learning because the brain will not be functioning in its full capacity like it did before the injury. Brain injury may later result into death. The parents can sue the teacher and the school to be compensated for pain and suffering for emotional and physical breakdown. The parents should also be compensated for loss of general loss because the health of their son will be deteriorated due to concussion suffered which will result in memory loss and recurrent headaches that the learner will experience in the long run.
Web. 30 June 2010. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ988197.pdf Kathleen Allen wrote this article in 2010. This article is consisted of research conducted to investigate the link among classroom management, school bullying, and teacher practices. It is stated that schools and classrooms that responds to inappropriate behavior with punishment tend to have negative hostile environment. This article is good to coincide with my response to bullying because it shows the importance of complying with our schools Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports.