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What is Child Trauma?

About Child Trauma

Children who suffer from child traumatic stress are those who have been exposed to one or more traumas over the course of their lives and develop reactions that persist and affect their daily lives after the events have ended.

Trauma Types

When a child feels intensely threatened by an event he or she is involved in or witnesses, we call that event a trauma. There is a range of traumatic events or trauma types to which children and adolescents can be exposed.

Populations at Risk

Some groups of children and families are disproportionately represented among those experiencing trauma.