Trauma is something that can impact everyone in some way. Experiencing trauma at a young age can be even harder for some as they have not had the chance to develop fully socially, emotionally, mentally, and physically. As counselors and educators, it is extremely important to be trauma informed and be able to ensure that the student has necessary supports and resources in place to ensure that they are having all their needs met and able to work through their trauma. Knowing where a child is at developmentally and the obstacles, they may face through their adolescent years make it crucial for trauma to be addressed so that the student can be able to go out into the real world with the proper skills to be successful despite their past. Through the examination of research, the goal is to understand how different traumatic events can affect an adolescent child developmentally and also how different interventions can be effective especially in a school setting.

Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2022

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Counselor Education - Graduate Studies

First Advisor

Anquinetta V. Calhoun, Ph. D





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