Treatments for school children those have experienced trauma or school violence,by Kaynaz Nasseri,Ps

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School Violence

The newspapers have been reporting more and more incidents of violence in North American schools. Television has been projecting the images of students during and after violent attacks from their peer groups. Teenagers are seeing violence and some are the victims of violence. When students from around the world watch the kind of tragic events that happened in such places they have strong emotional reactions. They ponder whether violence will occur in their town or school. They may identify with the victims and their families or even with the bullies . They may also feel shock, anger, and sadness. When the world becomes an instant witness to violent attacks, teenagers desperately need to talk about their feelings. 

Teenagers who have either seen violence firsthand or who have been victims themselves or are associated in some way with tragic events need to tell their stories. They want to make sense of what has happened and why it has happened. They need the scope to talk about the violence and about what they have witnessed, and they need to feel safe again. Teenagers do not generally dwell on their own deaths. When a tragic event occurs, teens are suddenly faced with the recognition of their own mortality. This one major event throws them into utter confusion. They require coping strategies to support them on the road to recovery. 

Teenagers will react differently in a time of extreme crisis. Sometimes the body just reacts without one’s control. A person can urinate, defecate, or vomit. Afterward the person may feel embarrassed by these intense responses. It is important to understand that these responses are normal. After the event, still in a state of shock, the teenagers may be so strange that he or she may not be able to rest or sleep. more

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