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Understanding Child Trauma

Understanding Child Trauma

Child trauma occurs more than you think.

More than two thirds of children reported at least 1 traumatic event by age 16. Potentially traumatic events include:

  • Psychological, physical, or sexual abuse
  • Community or school violence
  • Witnessing or experiencing domestic violence
  • National disasters or terrorism
  • Commercial sexual exploitation
  • Sudden or violent loss of a loved one
  • Refugee or war experiences
  • Military family-related stressors (e.g., deployment, parental loss or injury)
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Neglect
  • Serious accidents or life-threatening illness

The national average of child abuse and neglect victims in 2015 was 683,000, or 9.2 victims per 1,000 children.

Each year, the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assault-related injuries would fill every seat in 9 stadiums.

1 in 4 high school students was in at least 1 physical fight.

1 in 5 high school students was bullied at school; 1 in 6 experienced cyberbullying.

19% of injured and 12% of physically ill youth have post-traumatic stress disorder.

More than half of U.S. families have been affected by some type of disaster (54%).

It’s important to recognize the signs of traumatic stress and its short- and long-term impact.

The signs of traumatic stress may be different in each child. Young children may react differently than older children.

https://www.samhsa.gov/child-trauma/understanding-child-trauma

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