Recognizing and Reacting to Trauma Triggers


Have you ever parented a child who would have an extremely over-the-top response to the littlest thing? Whose response was so disproportionate to the activity that you had to ask yourself, “What is going on”? Many times, responses such as these that don’t match the event are a response to what is known as a “trauma trigger.”


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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