Trauma responses in children aged 5-12 years

Emerging Minds and the University of Queensland, Australia, 2019

Children aged 5-12 years typically display a similar pattern of traumatic stress reactions as those seen in adolescents and adults. However, there are several important developmental differences that need to be considered.

This fact sheet outlines some of the common trauma reactions that may be seen in children aged 5-12 years, as well as outlining signs that may indicate further assistance is required.