MILITARY KIDS

 Veterans aren't the only ones affected by PTSD!

WHEN A PARENT HAS PTSD

Parent's PTSD symptoms can be directly linked to their child's responses. Children can respond in certain ways:

  • The "Over-Identified" child might feel and behave like their parent as a way of trying to connect with the parent, so the child might show many of the same symptoms as the parent with PTSD.


  • The "Rescuer" child takes on the adult role to fill in for the parent with PTSD. The child acts too grown-up for his or her age.


  • The "Emotionally Uninvolved" child gets little emotional help resulting in problems at school, depression, anxiety, worry, fear, and relationship problems later in life.


  • For more information about Children with parents who suffer from PTSD, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.​

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