Abused kids sometimes protect themselves by not feeling anything.
They may be afraid of appearing weak to their abuser, or spilling their secret in a carefree moment. Or they may just be too depressed to feel anymore.
Whereas some kids are taken over by volatile emotion, others form a frozen face that no hurt can get through. It requires a lot of energy to keep everything hidden; energy that could be going toward academic and social development.
This costs them in a variety of ways. If you don’t know what you feel, then you don’t know what you want. And if you don’t know what you want, it’s unlikely that you’ll get it.
It’s also very unlikely that they’ll tell anyone about the abuse, which keeps the cycle going.
The Teachers’ Trauma Toolkit for kids who have Frozen Feelings is built to help -
• Understand how trauma overtakes the emotional brain • Learn how motivation relates to trauma • Build self-awareness and esteem • Learn unique likes and dislikes • Decrease stress
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