Trauma is a person’s response to a scary and threatening event. These events could be the death of a loved one, a house fire, an accident or a natural event like a tornado or wildfire. Traumatic events also include witnessing or experiencing abuse and violence. If you suspect a child has experienced a traumatic event, reach out for support from local Stark County resources.
The Stark County Critical Incident Stress Management Team is made up of trained professionals from the mental health and emergency service professions.
Services available are FREE and can be accessed by calling Coleman Crisis at 330-452-6000. Services can be provided to any community member or first responder. Learn more.
Traumatic early childhood events are experiences that compromise the safety and security of young children, ages birth to 3. These could include:
It is important to know that what is considered trauma for one child might not be a trauma for another. It is always a good idea to seek out support from a professional counselor if you believe a child has been affected by an adverse childhood experience.
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If you experienced a childhood of abuse and/or neglect, assess your risk for future health problems.
Learn about the types of trauma from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.