|How can we as a community stop punishing children who have lived punishing lives? Everyone – whether you are a teacher, counselor, coach, parent, classmate, school safety officer, police officer, lawyer, judge, or community member – can benefit from understanding that children who have experienced trauma have learned adaptive behaviors that are “normal” given their circumstances, but often times do not serve them well in school or in other settings.
“Remembering Trauma” is a 16-minute film highlighting the life of a traumatized youth from his early childhood into older adolescence. The film illustrates the impact of complex trauma and the potential for misdiagnosis across various service systems.
This film was developed by the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions (CCTASI) in collaboration with partners from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and creator of the ReMoved film series, Nathanael Matanick.
NOTE: “Remembering Trauma” is inspired by a true story. It contains adult language and includes scenes with family violence and sexual assault, which may be upsetting to watch. It is strongly recommended that you view this film in the presence of a trusted adult that can offer support as needed.