National Center for Effective Mental Halth Consultation

Activity: My Experience Working with Young Children and Families Affected by Trauma

Reflect on your own experience working with young children and families affected by trauma and indicate the types of trauma you have witnessed in your work. If there are some that have not been part of your experience, make a note to become more familiar with these types of trauma and their impact on young children and families. Give careful thought to those children and families who come to mind and who have experienced multiple traumas.

  • Sexual abuse or assault
  • School violence
  • Physical abuse or assault
  • Natural or manmade disaster
  • Emotional abuse or psychological maltreatment
  • Forced displacement
  • Neglect
  • War/terrorism/political violence
  • Serious accident or illness/medical procedure
  • Victim/witness to extreme personal/interpersonal violence
  • Witness to domestic violence
  • Traumatic grief/separation
  • Victim/witness to community violence
  • System-induced trauma

I need to become more familiar with:





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