Experiencing a hurricane, witnessing family abuse, the death of a loved one, a school shooting – these are just some examples of traumatic events that can have a long-term negative impact on a child. How a child recovers from such adversity can determine their future success in school and in how they relate to family and friends.
The Stark County Critical Incident Stress Management Team is made up of trained professionals from the mental health and emergency service professions.
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Traumatic childhood events are experiences that compromise the safety and security of school-age children, ages 4 to 10. These traumatic events can be things like:
It is important to know that what might be considered trauma for one child might not be trauma for someone else. It is always a good idea to seek out support from a professional childhood counselor if you suspect a child has been traumatized.
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Learn about the types of trauma from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.