Mommy, What’s Trauma?

By Pamela J. Reed, MA, LPC, CCTP When my son was five years of age, he overheard a conversation I was having with my husband about a conference I attended for therapists. The conference focused on the treatment of trauma. My son looked up at me and asked, “Mommy, what’s trauma?” I looked over at his curious face and thought, “How I am going to answer this question?” After a few moments, I said, “Well, trauma is when someone gets hurt. Let’s say someone gets into a car accident and they get hurt. That means they had a trauma to […]

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