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Here are the resources we found for PTSD for professionals:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. This webpage covers the signs and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, risk factors of PTSD, treatment and therapies and what to do if you feel like you’re beyond treatment.
Children can sometimes experience or witness something traumatic such as a road accident, a serious injury, a crime, threats of violence, domestic abuse or neglect. This can cause a traumatic reaction which affects the way a child thinks, feels and behaves. A distinction is often made between simple and complex or developmental trauma. This webpage from the Mentally Healthy Schools website covers types of trauma, spotting the signs of trauma, where to find out more about trauma, top tips for teachers and what schools can do to help.