The concept that children who reside in areas where gun shots and gang warfare continues on almost a daily basis have become accustomed to living under those conditions, is being shot down.
One Clinical Psychologist says this is because the brain has to go through a process before a traumatic experience becomes normalised.
This is according to Dr Karen Moore Clinical Child Psychologist and Co-ordinator of the Franciscan Institute Trauma Team, which is a team of Mental Health and Allied Professionals specifically trained in trauma with a mandate to respond on a voluntary basis to natural and manmade disasters.
She made the comment in light of the video showing young pupils of the Rose Hill RC Primary School in Laventille lying on the floor as gunfire could be heard in the back ground.
She told News Power Now this morning that children like those at Rose Hill would still be traumatised despite the idea that they should be ‘accustomed’ to gang warfare.
She said the children would have felt that nothing coulxd be done in their situation.