Cobb, D. (2018, October 15). Anxiety, trauma are difficult for children to grasp. Retrieved January 18, 2019

Children deal with anxiety related to trauma by either being overly aroused behaviorally or shutting down, which is a different response than adults, says social worker Jean West of the St. Joseph, Mo., school district. West uses the Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents — SITCAP — approach to integrate trauma’s sensory and cognitive aspects.

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