Understanding childhood trauma: Ten reminders for preventing retraumatization


  • Elizabeth Keller-Dupree Northeastern State University


Counseling children, Trauma, school counseling


Traumatic events can leave a staggering impact on a child’s development. School counselors are in the primary position to assist children with traumatic symptoms, however, counselors often work alongside educators, administrators, and school personnel alike. Consequently, it is necessary that all adults develop an understanding of traumatic reactions and the steps to provide stability and comfort. This article integrates trauma research to provide a compilation of reminders that adults can implement to prevent unnecessary retraumatization.

Author Biography

Elizabeth Keller-Dupree, Northeastern State University

Ph.D. in counselor education;

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling,

Program Chair, M.Ed. School Counseling at Northeastern State University