Trauma-Informed Strategies with Dr. Kathryn Kennedy, Part 2 - Episode 33
In part two of our discussion with Dr. Kathryn Kennedy, she helps us identify some of the many types of trauma that kids are experiencing as a result of the pandemic. Dr. Kennedy then shares strategies for how parents and educators can create an environment where kids are comfortable sharing the trauma they’ve experienced. Among other important-to-understand topics, she talks about disassociation, which is the desire to escape our bodies that many people experience as a natural response to traumatic events. Dr. Kennedy describes how certain coping mechanisms can calm the mind and the body and return it to a state of calm or equilibrium.