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Childhood Trauma and Its Effect on Healthy Development

November 6, 2012

Publication Year: 2012
Authored By: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

This brief defines trauma and uses a developmental perspective to discuss its prevalence and effect on young children, school-aged children, and adolescents. With this knowledge, schools, communities, parents, caregivers, and all those serving children and families can begin to identify children and youth who may be affected by trauma and help them cope and develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

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