We are an online resource for parents, teens and others interested in the effects and impact of teen trauma.
Our mission is to raise awareness, provide resources for treatment and facilitate recovery.
Potentially traumatic events include:
Since trauma varies from person to person, the cause can be hard to predict. Trauma is often realized by harmful behavior patterns that go beyond normal teen behavior. Turning to alcohol or drug use is a common response to untreated adolescent trauma. When your teen is full of troubling emotions or struggling with mental health, inhibitions can be lowered. This makes it easier for your teen to experiment with drugs or alcohol.
When there are behavior issues, substance abuse is often quick to follow. The substances often make teens feel better by alleviating the feelings they are struggling to manage.
The sudden or violent loss of a loved one can be especially traumatic for a teen. Find out why some losses can be especially traumatic, the signs of PTSD, and what to do to help.
The trauma stemming from sexually abusive events, such as molestation, sex human trafficking, or sexual assault, can be both physical and emotional in nature. Learn how sexual trauma can affect the victim and how to help.
The ramifications of physical or emotional abuse at home can lead to many challenges for teens. Get to know where to go for help as a teen overcoming an abusive experience or a caregiver supporting a traumatized teen.