Abused kids are often terrified that people will learn their secret.
As a matter of perceived safety, and out of shame, they hide that anything is wrong. Some kids do this by freezing their feelings. Others “put on a happy face” to distract others from their pain, or to please the abuser.
When kids can’t reveal their pain, they can’t get help. And they don’t know what they feel. So they don’t know what they want, and they’re unlikely to meet their developmental goals.
The Teachers’ Trauma Toolkit for “Happy” Faced kids is built to help -
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