Stressors in a Child’s Life - How trauma can affect their lives
We live in very stressful times. All children will encounter stressful events in their lives. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry defines traumatic events as those that are beyond the scope of what one might ordinarily expect to encounter.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENTS THAT MAY AFFECT A CHILD?
Children may witness or be the victim of community violence such as shootings, rapes, stabbings, and beatings.