There is no specific checklist for child trauma symptoms, as every child is unique and may experience trauma differently.
However, some common symptoms of child trauma can include:
- Behavioral changes, such as aggression, acting out, or withdrawal
- Emotional changes, such as fear, anxiety, or sadness
- Physical changes, such as headaches, stomach aches, or changes in sleep or eating habits
- Regressive behaviors, such as thumb-sucking or bedwetting
- Changes in concentration or attention span
- Changes in interest in activities or hobbies
- Detachment from others, including family and friends
- Changes in physical activity levels (such as low energy or hyperactivity)
If you suspect that a child may be experiencing trauma, it is important to talk to them and to seek help from a mental health professional.
A therapist or counselor can provide specialized support and treatment to help the child heal from the trauma.