The Dalton House


Trauma Resources

We at The Dalton House have developed a 36 week, comprehensive youth EMPOWER support program, that meets children and families where they are.  Our unique approach teaches participants ways to embrace a healthy mindset, learn coping tools, and make healthy choices, while having consistent support. Each youth will graduate from our program with an informed perspective of what they have experienced throughout their life and will develop tools in their toolbox that will assist them in their daily lives. This will be accomplished using creative and engaging activities with their trusted staff members and peers. Our hope here at The Dalton House is that they will connect with others and realize they are not alone.

There are many misconceptions surrounding the word Trauma.  We have included a more comprehensive list in the table below that provides a more holistic presentation of where Trauma symptoms can manifest.


  • Hurricane
  • Tornado
  • House Fire
  • Violence


  • Repeated exposure to community violence
  • Domestic Violence:  Witnessing caregivers scream and physically aggress one another
  • Trauma resulting from medical experiences such as illnesses and hospitalizations

Neglect & Abuse

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse

Life Changes

  • New School
  • Loss of a Parent
  • Loss of a Sibling
  • Loss of a Guardian
  • Sudden loss of a friend
  • Seeing or being in a car accident
  • Sudden loss of a home that provided security
  • Divorce

Children experience, react and process trauma in individual ways. For many children, trauma causes symptoms like physical and verbal aggression, chemical use and abuse, paralyzing and intense fear, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, feeling hopeless, feeling numb, chronic pain and/or headaches, hyperactivity, inability to focus, isolation, avoidance, temper tantrums, trouble eating, overeating, sleep changes, toileting accidents, or refusal to be alone, etc.

If your child is experiencing symptoms or has experienced traumatic events, we are here to partner with you on your child’s journey to healing. We are here for your family.


External Links

The Dalton House Emotion Palette