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Trauma and the Brain (Cont'd)

In school-age children, trauma can impact the parts of the brain that are responsible for managing fears, learning, and impulse control. A school-age child who has been traumatized may display the following symptoms:

Children at school

    • Problems at school (both behavior and learning)
    • Disrupted sleeping patterns
    • May withdraw or become clingy
    • Difficulty in relationships with siblings and/or peers
    • Physical symptoms for which there is no medical reason for (aches and pains, feeling sick)