Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: by B. Heidi Ellis

By B. Heidi Ellis

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TST starts with the understanding that traumatized children frequently live in environments saturated with traumatic reminders (the stimuli) and have limited ability to regulate their emotional and behavioral responses. 1 illustrates, they go from a stimulus to an extreme immediate response (survivalin-the-moment state). 1. From stimulus to immediate, extreme response in a child with traumatic stress. 2. Two types of interventions for traumatic stress responses. 28 FOUNDATIONS ventions. Social-environmental interventions are about surveying the social environment for sources of traumatic reminders and trying to diminish these reminders (the stimuli).

This area of neuroscience has been called neuroeconomics (Glimcher, 2003). In children with traumatic stress, these calculations are extremely important. An overestimate of the likely risk in events leads to the serious problem of avoidance of people, places, and things that might remind a child of the trauma. Traumatized children can therefore lead overly restrictive lives. It is also clinically important Traumatized children will not be able to see their futures if they that traumatized children can underestimate the are fighting for their lives in risk of danger and put themselves in highly danger- the present and if they have ous situations.

Man was not her mother’s boyfriend and that more adaptive responses were possible. If Denise could develop the ability to think in this way, a lot of good things could happen for her. The ability to think in this way requires the engagement of the higher-order brain systems that we have described. Again, these higher-order systems are undermined by the lower-order systems in situations of survival-in-the-moment. How can higher-order brain systems stay engaged in situations of threat? TST is designed to help traumatized children’s brains do this.

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