Understanding child traumatic stress

Understanding Child Traumatic Stress, United States

Comprehensive information for parents and families about how to understand what traumatic stress is like for a child.

The page covers:

  • Responding to Danger
  • When Danger Turns Into Trauma
  • What a Traumatic Situation is Like for a Young Child
  • What a Traumatic Situation is Like for School-age Children
  • What a Traumatic Situation is Like for an Adolescent
  • Posttraumatic Stress Responses
  • How Development Influences Posttraumatic Stress Responses
  • The Severity and Duration of Posttraumatic Stress Responses
  • Chronic or Repeated Trauma
  • Factors in Recovery from Trauma
  • Individual Differences
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • The Impact of Traumatic Stress on Development
  • The Lessons of Traumatic Experiencea

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