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How Does Teenage Trauma Affect Adulthood?

One of the most complex and challenging parts of being a teenager is coping with traumatic events. This may be due to a change in family dynamics, bullying, or any other type of stressful situation. Unfortunately, how these types of experiences are handled as a teen can affect how you handle them during adulthood. If trauma negatively impacts a teen, it’s vital to seek teen trauma treatment. Early and proper trauma treatment has been proven to decrease the risk of one developing ongoing issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and physical illnesses. Contact us at 877.466.0620 to learn more about our trauma treatment programs.

How Does Teenage Trauma Affect Adulthood?

Understanding how traumatic adolescent experiences can lead to problems in adulthood is essential. Unresolved trauma can have long-term psychological, physical, and behavioral consequences throughout the lifespan. The lasting psychological effects of unprocessed teenage trauma may include difficulty regulating emotions, difficulty concentrating, increased anxiety and depression, and difficulty forming healthy relationships. Research has also found a connection between how we process trauma during adolescence and how our physical health is impacted in adulthood. Chronic stress, for example, can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, how we cope with traumatic experiences as teens may impact how well we can manage stress in adulthood. For example, suppose a young person develops unhealthy coping strategies such as substance abuse or self-harm to cope with trauma. In that case, these behaviors can carry over into adulthood and lead to more severe problems. At Destinations for Teens, we understand how important it is to help teens process their traumatic experiences so they can move forward emotionally and physically healthy adults. We offer a variety of trauma treatment programs tailored to meet the individual needs of each teen. Our Programs are designed to help teens learn how to cope with their traumatic experiences in healthy ways while addressing underlying issues such as depression or anxiety.

Teen Trauma Treatment

At Destinations for Teens, we understand how traumatic experiences during adolescence can impact adulthood. We provide trauma treatment services to teens suffering from the effects of early life or recent traumatic events. Our trauma-focused program includes the following:

  • Individual and group therapy sessions that focus on processing the trauma in a safe, supportive environment
  • Therapeutic methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, and expressive therapies help teens understand how their reactions are linked to the traumatic experience
  • Education about how trauma can affect a person emotionally and physically
  • Skills-building sessions to help teens develop healthy ways of dealing with stress and emotions
  • Family therapy sessions help loved ones understand how trauma can affect a teen, how to support their healing process, and how to create an environment conducive to recovery.

Our trauma treatment program is designed to help teens learn how to cope with the effects of a traumatic experience in healthy ways that will ensure they have the tools needed in adulthood to manage stress and emotions. Stress management and trauma processing are important to creating a healthy relationship with challenging events and one’s environment.

Trauma Treatment for Teens at Destinations for Teens

Don’t let the effects of teenage trauma hold you back from a life of health and happiness. Contact us at Destinations for Teens today to learn how we can help you or your loved one address past experiences and move forward into adulthood. We support and guide teens as they navigate their recovery journey. Let us help you find the path to healing and reclaiming your life. Reach out today at 877.466.0620 for more information about how our trauma treatment services can empower you or your teen to take back control.