Monday, December 17, 2012

Emotional Aftermath of Abuse

The emotional aftermath of abuse can include shame, anger, feelings of powerlessness, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Without treatment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can generate physical and emotional hyper-arousal -- often characterized by emotional swings or rapidly accelerating anger or crying that is out of proportion to the apparent stimulus.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway has released an information brief on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children Affected by SexualAbuse or Trauma.

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is ”an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents, and their caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties.”


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