Child trauma occurs when children are exposed to events or situations that overwhelm their ability to cope with what they have experienced. Explore the resources in this section to learn more about trauma and adverse childhood experiences and the impact trauma can have on children. Find tips for identifying and supporting children and families experiencing trauma.
In this overview, learn about the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on children's development.
Trauma occurs when children experience an event or series of events that causes harm to their emotional or physical well-being. Use this fact sheet to identify the signs and symptoms of trauma and how to support children who experience it.
ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. They are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. In this fact sheet from the CDC, learn about the impacts of ACEs on health, education, and future employment opportunities.
Watch this webinar to explore the impact of trauma on children’s behavior, social and emotional well-being, and the health and wellness of adults in the child’s life. Learn about the signs and symptoms of trauma in young children. Identify strategies to promote resilience in children and the adults who care for them.
Learn about ways to identify children and families who have experienced trauma. Find resources to help caregivers and families prevent toxic stress, build resilience, and cope with and heal from traumatic events.
In this tip sheet, learn how homelessness impacts health and wellness. Discover how to identify and assess the needs of families experiencing homelessness and connect them to medical and dental homes. Find resources to connect families to health and wellness providers.
Topic: Mental Health
National Centers:Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Last Updated: April 27, 2020