Our Approach To Traumatic Stress in Children

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Many children experience trauma during childhood, such as the death of a loved one, abuse, a serious accident, or a natural disaster. Sometimes the stress brought on by a trauma is so severe that it interferes with a child’s daily life and ability to interact with others. It can also affect his or her cognitive development, physical and emotional wellbeing, and behavior.

Specialists at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, provide expert evaluation for childhood traumatic stress. They excel at assessing and managing emotional and behavioral difficulties related to a wide range of traumatic experiences.

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A Child Study Center expert pioneered Trauma Systems Therapy, a multiphase treatment program for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events or live with traumatic stress, or some combination of the two. Our specialists provide consultation and training to social service agencies and social welfare systems across the country.

NYU Langone doctors diagnose and manage post-traumatic stress disorder in adults.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Our specialists treat most children who have traumatic stress with psychotherapy, which addresses their feelings of helplessness or worries about safety. Our experts teach children coping techniques that can be used to manage stress. The therapist typically asks parents to participate in therapy to aid in the recovery process.

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