➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: We Have to Partner with Law Enforcement Around Trauma (Opinion)
Youth Today – December 13, 2016
Often kids experiencing traumatic responses are aggressive; defiant; distrusting of adults and authority figures; experience difficulty processing information; are impulsive; have a heightened fight, flight or freeze response; and are hypersensitive to noise. But to a professional without proper training these behaviors can also be interpreted as combative rather than a traumatic response.
Add Information Gateway resource: Role of Law Enforcement in Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/collaborative-responses-to-child-abuse-neglect/law-enforcement/