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Episode 88: Has Your Child Been Traumatized? with Dr. Melissa Goldberg-Mintz

Brief summary of show:

Has your child been traumatized?

How can you tell? And better yet, what do you do if they have?

How do we support our kids through the traumatic events they experience?

Joining me for this conversation is Dr. Melissa Goldberg-Mintz.

Melissa Goldberg-Mintz, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Houston, Texas, and Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goldberg Mintz is passionate about providing evidence-based care to children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma. Her new book, HAS YOUR CHILD BEEN TRAUMATIZED? How to Know and What to Do to Promote Healing and Recovery is out now.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [2:20] Adverse events

  • [3:45] Most common types of trauma

  • [5:20] How to tell if it’s trauma or not

  • [7:50] What to do once you’re identified trauma

  • [11:10] Writing her book due to a traumatic event

  • [14:20] How to limit your child’s exposure to traumatic news and media

  • [15:20] Processing trauma later in life

  • [19:55] How often adults and children have unresolved trauma

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