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Opinion Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 10 Issue: 8

Common Responses to Trauma among Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

Martina Garcia*

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Spain

*Corresponding author: Martina Garcia, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Spain, E-mail:

Citation: Garcia M (2021) Common Responses to Trauma among Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 10:8.

Received: August 03, 2021 Accepted: August 17, 2021 Published: August 24, 2021


Every year, disasters and other stressful occurrences affect children and teenagers. Parents, rescue workers, and members of the greater community can all assist youngsters in beginning the healing process and overcoming their traumas. Injury can be brought about by catastrophic events like typhoons, quakes, and floods. It additionally can be brought about by demonstrations of viciousness, for example, psychological militant assaults and mass shootings just as engine vehicle and other accidents.

Keywords: raumatic Events, Disasters, Distressing events


When individuals consider injury, they frequently center on actual wounds. Nonetheless, individuals likewise can encounter mental injury in the wake of seeing or encountering troubling events. Reactions to injury can be quick or deferred. Reactions might contrast in seriousness and can incorporate a wide scope of practices and reactions, at times affected by culture [1]. Components that might make individuals more delicate to injury include:

• Having direct association in the injury, particularly as a casualty

• Having serious or delayed openness to the occasion

• Having a family or individual history of psychological maladjustment or serious conduct issues There are two kinds of injury physical and mental. Actual injury incorporates the body’s reaction to genuine injury and danger. Mental injury incorporates terrifying contemplations and difficult sentiments. They are the psyche’s reaction to genuine injury. Mental injury can deliver unmistakable inclinations [2]. It can likewise deliver outrageous conduct; like serious dread or defenselessness, withdrawal or separation, absence of fixation, peevishness, rest unsettling influence, animosity, hyper cautiousness (strongly looking for additional troubling occasions), or flashbacks (sense that occasion is reoccurring). A reaction could be dread. One could expect that a friend or family member will be harmed or killed. It is accepted that more straightforward openings to awful mishaps causes more noteworthy mischief. For example, in a school shooting, a harmed understudy will likely be more seriously influenced genuinely than an understudy who was in another piece of the structure. Be that as it may, recycled openness to savagery can likewise be horrible. This incorporates seeing viciousness such as seeing or catching wind of death and obliteration after a structure is besieged or plane accidents [3]. Aiding kids starts at the location of the occasion. It might have to proceed for quite a long time or months. Most kids recuperate inside half a month. Some need assistance longer. Sorrow (a profound passionate reaction to misfortune) may require a long time to determine. It could be for a friend or family member or an instructor. It very well may be for a companion or pet. Melancholy maybe re-experienced or deteriorated by news reports or the occasion’s commemoration. A few kids might require help from a psychological wellness proficient. A few individuals might look for different sorts of help. They might go to strict pioneers. They might go to local area pioneers. Recognize kids who need the most help. Assist them with acquiring it. After a debacle or other horrendous mishap, there are steps individuals can take to help grown-up injury survivors adapt, making it simpler for them to give better consideration to kids and youths. These incorporate making safe conditions, resisting the urge to panic, being amicable, and interfacing with others. Being delicate to individuals under pressure and regarding their choices is significant [4].

There are steps that people can take after a disaster or other traumatic event to assist adult trauma survivors cope, making it simpler for them to offer better care for children and adolescents. Creating safe settings, keeping calm, being friendly, and engaging with others are just a few of them. It’s critical to be attentive to those who are stressed and to respect their decisions. Parents and family members should identify and handle their own feelings after a traumatic occurrence so that they can help others.

Rescue professionals can assist during and after a stressful event by Identifying children, adolescents, and families who require urgent medical or mental health care. Staying with and calming down distressed youngsters and teenagers. Trembling, rambling, going quiet, or exhibiting unpredictable behavior are all signs of extreme distress [5]. Keeping children and teenagers safe from physical harm, additional distressing sights and noises, as well as passers and the media. Directing children and teenagers away from the event venue in a gentle but forceful manner. Keeping children and teenagers connected to their families and friends. Using compassionate communication, rescue workers can help survivors feel less fearful and anxious. In order to communicate with survivors, rescuers should clearly state who they are and what function they play in disaster response. Communicate in a calm, slow, and empathic manner. Be factual, don’t answer questions that aren’t in their field of knowledge, and don’t speculate. Recognize and accept powerful emo feelings [6].


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