A majority of children in the U.S. will experience some type of adverse event before their 18th birthday that could traumatize them. Most will heal naturally, but what can parents expect when their child does not?
On this episode of The Menninger Clinic’s Mind Dive podcast for mental health professionals is Melissa Goldberg Mintz, PsyD, childhood trauma expert and author of the bestselling book for parents, “Has Your Child Been Traumatized?” Dive in with hosts Dr. Bob Boland and Dr. Kerry Horrell for this exploration into how clinicians can help parents and guardians prevent shame, secrecy and loneliness from taking hold of a child as they process their experience.
Dr. Goldberg Mintz is an author, psychologist and parent who has worked with traumatized children, adolescents and families for more than 10 years.
“Even though clinicians are trained in the gold standard of treatment, our one-hour session each week won’t have as much of an impact on a traumatized child as what’s going on at home,” said Dr. Mintz. “The single best way a child can deal with their emotional pain from an adverse event is through connecting with a caregiver they feel close to.”
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