Understanding Child Trauma, NCTSI

More than two thirds of children have reported at least one traumatic event by age 16. It’s important to recognize the signs of traumatic stress and its short- and long-term impact.

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The signs of traumatic stress may be different in each child. Young children may react differently than older children. This informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI) helps families recognize the signs of child traumatic stress by age. 

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The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

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