Being young and as a result, egocentric, kids usually feel that the abuse was their fault. If it happened to them, they believe they caused it. They may even have been told this by their abuser.
They are convinced that they “invited” it, or that because it was “bad,” that they are bad.
They also may be embarrassed that they are lagging behind in learning or making friends or achieving in sports due to the energy spent on coping with the abuse.
When kids feel guilty, they don’t express freely. They don’t take risks to learn new things, so they don’t grow to their potential.
The Teachers’ Trauma Toolkit for Excessively Guilty kids is built to help -
• Teach how trauma impacts emotions • Explain trauma’s effect on motivation • Build self-esteem • Develop assertiveness and negotiation skills to take risks • Get child to know their real strengths and weaknesses
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