Thomas Jefferson University Research Magazine



“Children who are exposed to adverse experiences early in life may not think, feel or behave the same way that typically developing children do,” says Kirby L. Wycoff, PsyD, associate professor of counseling and behavioral health and director of Jefferson’s Community and Trauma Counseling program. “If behavioral health professionals are not cognizant of the effects of trauma in the lives of children, they may actually be providing ineffective and inefficient care—and doing a disservice to the children and their families.”