Childhood Trauma and Resilience in Childhood


After reading chapters 7 and 8 of the Berger text, watch and read the following: Textbook Invitation to the Lifespan by Berger

( Berger, K. (2016). Invitation to the Life Span. New York, New York: Worth Publishers. ) TED Talk “How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.” Nadine Burke Article: “How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss” Sheryl Sandberg

Pick a specific type of trauma or stressor, which might be experienced by a child in middle childhood.  Imagine that you are helping to support this child/family in relation to this specific trauma or stressor.  Specific examples to chose from might be: abuse, natural disaster, witnessing domestic violence (or other forms of violence), the death of a loved one, or bullying. In 3-4 pages, address the theme of childhood trauma, looking at the impacts on childhood development. You should focus on potential impacts on Cognitive Development, Physical Development, and Emotional/Social Development   

In your paper, address the following questions: Potential impacts on: Cognitive Development, Physical Development, and Emotional/Social Development of your chosen trauma or stressor-What evidence can you point to that would validate this information (provide citations to scholarly research). What are internal or external resources that you would direct this family towards, especially in relation to building resilience in children?

Instructions: Length: 3-4 pages (not including cover or reference pages), formatted in APA Style APA Style Cover Page APA Reference Page Introductory Paragraph: setting forth a clear statement of your thesis. Conclusion: a concise statement that reaffirms your thesis. References: Use of at least 3 references. Be sure to cite the article, Ted Talk, as well the textbook.