This short 3-page guide provides a concise overview of childhood trauma, its impacts, and tips for supporting traumatised children. It explains why understanding trauma is important since many children involved with child protection services have endured traumatic events.
Signs and symptoms of trauma are outlined across areas like attachment, emotions, behaviour control, cognition, and physical symptoms. The guide emphasises that reactions to trauma manifest differently in each child based on factors like duration of trauma and levels of support.
Practical advice is offered for building compassionate understanding of traumatised children’s behaviours and meeting their needs through strategies like structure/consistency, focusing on their strengths, avoiding power struggles, and building supportive networks.
The guide aims to equip professionals with core knowledge about childhood trauma in a readily accessible format. Its brevity and bullet-pointed lists enable quick reference and retention of key information.
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