Complex Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Impact and Implications

Complex Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Impact and Implications

This article identifies the struggle that is recurring in the juvenile justice world and  likely in communities and their schools.  Youth are labeled behavior management problems when their issues are based on experienced trauma and PTSD symptoms.   The impact on the human brain for a developing child, in the case of trauma, leads to the under and over production of hormones, the inability to  regulate emotions, and hyperactivity in terms of awareness.   The brain is impacted at crucial stages of development.